Proposed Rule Change Could Impact After School Meals


In California thousands of children would no longer qualify for free school lunches if a federal proposal to cut the number of food stamp recipients is finalized.

The proposal would change eligibility and what counts in determining eligibility for SNAP. Because free and reduced price school meal (FRPM) eligibility is automatic for SNAP families the change could mean fewer children receive free/reduced price meals – which impacts afterschool and summer meals, and Title I, ASES, and 21st CCLC formulas.

Learn more about this proposal in a recent article from EdSource: School lunch could be slashed for thousands of California children under new proposal.

Want to take action? Check out this sample comment letter and additional information from the Food Resource & Action Center.