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Vegetable plates from the plate presentation class are pictured during Meal Appeal University, a program for food service workers at public schools across East Texas led by professional chefs from To Taste held at Whitehouse High School on Wednesday June 5, 2019.

Gary ISD announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost.

Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request.

While no application or eligibility determination process is required for a student to receive free meals this school year, the income eligibility requirement will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year.

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