Expiring USDA waivers end free school meal program

Back to School News      Print News Article

The United States Department of Agriculture waivers that have provided no-cost school meals to all students across the nation expire at the end of the school year. This means Westerville City School District families will have to resume paying for breakfast and lunch school meals when students return to class after summer break. 

Meal prices for the 2022-23 school year are still being determined. Starting July 1, families can apply for free or reduced-price meals for the upcoming school year. Eligibility is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF.

The district’s Food Service Department will post updates as they become available over the summer here: https://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/administration/38.