Update – September 23, 2020
On August 31, 2020, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they will be extending the Summer Food Service Program through December 31, 2020, which allows districts to continue serving free meals to students. GFW has chosen to participate in the program to ensure all families have access to food during this challenging time. Families are able to add money to their accounts to purchase additional food.
While the program is scheduled through December 31, 2020, it is possible the program will run out of money prior to the date without legislative action; in addition, it is possible the program will be extended throughout the year with legislative action. GFW Public Schools will continue to monitor information from the USDA and inform our families.
Even though students will receive free meals through December 31, 2020, we strongly encourage all families to fill out the Educational Benefits form, and return it to the school. This will ensure all families continue to receive the benefits they are entitled to receive regardless of legislative action.
If you have not completed the form or have questions, please contact Beth Walter, Director of Food Services at 507-207-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org