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What you need to know to register your Minnesota K–12 student for free school meals

Sep 02, 2022 09:16AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: The nonprofit Youthprise provided free snacks to children in the Franklin Library in July 2022. When students go back to school, they'll need to fill out a form to qualify for free meals. Credit: Jaida Grey Eagle | Sahan Journal

By Becky Z. Dernbach - Sahan Journal - September 2, 2022


For the past two years, schools have made free meals available to all students—no questions asked. That came about through a federal law to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This law helped families save money and time, and helped make sure students had access to nutritious meals—even when everything else was uncertain.

But now, funding for that program has ended.


To read this story and more news, follow this link to the Sahan Journal News website.


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