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DoDEA Announces School Meals Info For New School Year

PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA — July 21, 2022 — For the last two years, school student meals were free. The free meals initiative was thanks to special, pandemic-era funding provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That funding has now expired.

What does that mean?

Just as before the pandemic, students will pay for school meals next school year. Individuals who have enjoyed free meals may consider applying for free or reduced-price meals. Meals will continue to be free or at a reduced price for those families who apply and are determined to be eligible. Applications are now available at DoDEA schools.

What isn’t changing?

DoDEA remains committed to providing meals that are tasty, budget-friendly, nutritious and convenient. Healthy meals mean students get the nutrients they need to focus on school.

List of DoDEA School Meals Program Pages