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USDA meal extension providing free school meals in area


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 11:39am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Kindergartners at Highland Park Early Primary School eat lunch Tuesday. USDA this week extended a waiver on its free summer lunch program, giving Havre and some other school districts in the area the ability to offer free meals to students.

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Monday it is extending its free children's summer meal service to December, and it is being used at some local schools, although it does not apply to some others.

"The extension will allow us to continue to provide meals to our students as we navigate through the pandemic," Havre Public Schools Interim Superintendent Craig Mueller said. "Our food service staff has done an amazing job transitioning to serving meals to students in an entirely new way. I want to thank them for their efforts to provide meals to our students."

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