Students of federal furloughed employees may qualify for free and reduced meals

Students of federal furloughed employees may qualify for free and reduced meals
Posted on 01/23/2019

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Children of government employees who are not getting paid or furloughed may be eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunches at Leander ISD schools.

LISD Child Nutrition Services encourages households that experience a change in economic circumstances to apply for free and reduced meal benefits. Furloughed employees or employees required to work without pay qualify as a change in economic circumstance.

If there is a financial need, please consider applying for the free or reduced price meal program by visiting the MealTime website, downloading a paper application, or picking up a paper application at any campus or the Child Nutrition Services office.

If you have any questions regarding Child Nutrition Services, the low-cost meal, or the free or reduced price meal program, please call (512) 570-0670, or reach out via Let’s Talk!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas has nearly 200,000 federal employees many of whom are forced to go without a paycheck until the government shutdown is resolved.