STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)—Families face many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic including feeding children at school. A new program through the United States Department of Agriculture is making it one less thing to worry about until the end of 2020.
Students in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will receive free breakfast and lunch through December 31.
Ginny Hill, Child Nutrition Director, said three meals began Monday.
She said the school district participates in the USDA summer feeding program every year.
The lunch program that the USDA started because of the coronavirus pandemic, is an extension of the summer feeding program.
Students who are enrolled in traditional classes will receive the free meals from the cafeteria like normal.
Virtual students can pick up their free meals every week day at Starkville High School from 10:30-11:00 a.m.