The Abilene Independent School District Superintendent Dr. David Young has extended the free summer feeding program. The program will provide free breakfast and lunch for all children enrolled in the AISD, ages 18 and under.

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Last week Wylie Independent School District's Superintendent Joey Light announced during a local press conference that all students in the Wylie Independent School District will continue being fed breakfast and lunch as well throughout the 2021-22 school year.

The program is being made available to all school districts in the Lone Star State that want to participate. It's made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in continuation of the COVID-19 response.

During the pandemic and all the school districts that were shut down because of the coronavirus the USDA wanted to make sure that no child went hungry during the "in-home-schooling" session. Then, when summer came and the kids went on summer vacation the USDA continued the program feeding kids during the summer months.

Now, that same program is being continued through the school year. With government officials wanting to ensure that, those parents who lost their jobs because of the pandemic or are struggling financially can rest assured their children will get a free breakfast and lunch throughout the 2021-22 school year.

If your child attends school in Abilene, they can eat free regardless of your income. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided for all in school dining and does not include the snack bars or the catered a la carte restaurant service.

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