Meridian World School to offer free meals to students for the 2021-22 school year

Meridian World School is expanding its free meal program for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Meridian World School is expanding its free meal program for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Meridian World School is expanding its free meal program for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Meridian World School has announced that all students will be given healthy meals at no cost during the 2021-22 school year.

The Round Rock-based charter school shared the news in a July 19 press release.


“Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals," the release states. "However, the United States Department of Agriculture issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-22 school year.”

A copy of this policy is available in each school site or office, the release states, adding the program may not continue through to subsequent school years, and income eligibility may again become required in the 2022-23 school year.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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