NCSD to no longer offer free lunches due to USDA funding

NCSD to end Free Lunches
NCSD to end Free Lunches(Travis Mitchell)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:37 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A program that was created by the U.S Department of Agriculture that helped to provide NCSD students with free lunches had ended and the District will begin charging families for meals during the 2022-23 academic year.

The School District does plan to offer some help for families to pay for meals though. One of these is through an website called which will help parents keep track of their child’s meals and add money into an account if needed. The District will also offer applications for free or reduced meal prices for families who qualify. Qualification for the program is strictly income based and applications can be sent in as of August 1, 2022. The District sent out these applications in the mail but they can also be found here.

“As of today [August 1, 2022] the free and reduced lunch application is open for all families who want to potentially apply for that. We do recommend looking into that if it meets your families needs so you can apply for those free and reduced lunch opportunities that are provided,” said Tanya Southerland who is the Public Information Officer for NCSD.

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