Possibility For All S.C. Students To Receive Free Lunch

S.C. Senate presents bill that would extend important funding and flexibility for communities to supply children with healthy meals

South Carolina students will possibly see free breakfast and lunch soon if a proposed bill is approved.

As of July 1st, schools reverted back to the pre-pandemic systems of families having to apply to see if they qualify for free meals at school, based on income.

S.C. Senator, Katrina Shealy, pre-filed a bill this month, seeking to expand lunch periods to 30 minutes for all students.

If the ‘Community Eligibly Provision’ is passed, it would offer free meals to students across South Carolina.

The Act extends important funding and flexibility for communities to supply children with healthy meals for the summer and provide support to schools and day-care providers.

The new session to consider the bill begins on January 10th.