33 Calcasieu Parish Schools Offer Free Meals
Going to school for some students in Calcasieu Parish means that they finally can get consistent meals.
It's a very sad fact, that for some kids, breakfast and lunch at school are the only food they will get for the entire day. Which makes a program where those kids can eat for free even more important than ever!
KPLC reports, for a school to qualify for free meals, they need to have 40% of their student population that:
- uses the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
- is in foster care.
- uses Head Start or Temporary Assistance of Needy Families.
- is a homeless, migrant or runaway student.
- and uses Food Distribution Program on Indian Reserves.
The local schools are paid back by federal government funds.
Here's a list of the schools that qualify: