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Free school lunch is now an option for 6.2 million students in California, regardless of income

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Giving every student the option to eat lunch for free is the latest way California is choosing to make use of its significant budget surplus.

In the beginning of July, California Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the Universal School Meals Program, which invests $54 million to give 6.2 million public school students in the state a free school lunch for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, along with $650 million in state meal reimbursements for 2022-2023 to cover the costs of offering breakfast and lunch for all students.

This is the nation’s first free school lunch program, and eligibility for details ⇒

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