Free and Reduced Lunch

February 6, 2024

Summer EBT Food Program Requires Support from Olympia

by Nigar Suleman, WSPTA Federal Legislative Committee, and Susan Baird-Joshi, WSPTA Federal Legislative Chair  Due to the Public Health Emergency expiring, 2023 was the last year for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) food benefits. Now, thanks to new federal funding initiatives, benefits that aim to reduce child hunger when school is not in session will…
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Category: Advocacy , Health & Well-being , Legislative

February 14, 2022

Protect Your School’s Title 1 Status and Encourage Families to submit their 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) Applications

Did you know that the percentage of Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) students qualifies your school and district for federal Title 1 funds, as well as, the Washington State Learning Assistance Program (LAP) and Washington High Poverty LAP benefits? Applications for this 2021-2022 school year will affect next year’s allocations. So, it’s critical for families…
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Category: Advocacy