Bay District Schools Free Meal Program Continues
Bay District Schools have had an ongoing program that offers free meals to students, and it was announced just last week that the program will stay in effect through the next school year.
This program is meant to assist families who are struggling to recover from Hurricane Michael and all of its effects. Bay District School officials say that it would cost approximately $1,5000 a year for two children to eat both breakfast and lunch at school. This program allows students from 30 different Bay District schools in to eat both meals for free.
“It’s very important to all of the families that are trying to recover that they have one other thing they don’t have to worry about. That is being able to send their child off to school and not have to worry about that they (child) won’t have something to eat” says Superintendent Sandra Davis.
Families have shown their appreciation for the program and expressed gratitude and positivity. Officials conveyed the importance of the continuation of the program, explaining how much the program has contributed to removing a lot of stress and pressure for families.