During Shutdown SCUSD Is Offering Federal Workers Help with Student Lunches

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The government shutdown not only has upended the daily lives of many local government workers but has also affected young people in our area. Now in its fifth week, many federal employees worry that their children will not be able to eat lunch at school since money is getting tight because they are working without pay.

The Sacramento City Unified School District wants to make sure parents who are government workers, are aware of help they may be eligible for when it comes to paying for school lunches. All parents have to do is see if their kids qualify for the federally funded free or reduced lunch program and fill out a meal application, which can be completed online.

If they do qualify, that eligibility will be good for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year — plus the first 30 days of next year too.

Student lunches are federally funded and do not impact the school district’s general fund. For more information on the school meal benefits or to apply, visit our website.