State Superintendent anticipates free lunches at schools extending

Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 5:27 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided free lunch to students in Wyoming communities over the summer and in schools statewide when they opened in the fall.

Jillian Balow, Wyoming Superintendent of public education, said she anticipates them keeping these meals free.   “We haven’t heard about it [for certain] yet but we know schools will keep doing what they need to do to make sure kids are fed,” Balow said.

The process of getting free meals statewide was a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Family Services. She also is grateful for Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon’s work through her hunger initiative.

“I’m so proud of those entities that have worked together these last few months to really make sure that families have nutritious food to eat every day,” Balow said.

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