JPS To Offer Free Meals To Elementary, Middle Schools

Every elementary and middle school student of the Jamestown Public Schools district is now eligible to receive free school meals.

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about time

Jamestown, NY

#1 Aug 31, 2013
finally some working class people can get some help instead of all of these losers.
Laughing

Jamestown, NY

#2 Aug 31, 2013
There goes our tax bill! You had them, you should feed them! I always did
hmmm

Jamestown, NY

#3 Aug 31, 2013
Why dont jamestown high school get free lunches.Thats not fair!
Laughing

Jamestown, NY

#4 Aug 31, 2013
hmmm wrote:
Why dont jamestown high school get free lunches.Thats not fair!
Are you kidding??? Buy some groceries and provide for your children
hmmm

Jamestown, NY

#5 Aug 31, 2013
I do provide for my children i get no help from the government why all these other schools get a free hand out.I cant even get reduced lunches cuz i make so much money aand im a single mom no help from their dead beat dad either.when can i catch a break!?
Witness

Jamestown, NY

#6 Aug 31, 2013
Obviously you people didn't read or watch the news last year when this was put into place the first time.
about time

Jamestown, NY

#7 Sep 1, 2013
obviously we did watch the news! It did not affect our school until this year.
Me and Mine

Jamestown, NY

#8 Sep 2, 2013
More help for lazy parents who won't feed their kids at home.
Walt- JPS FS Director

New York, NY

#9 Jul 9, 2014
hmmm wrote:
Why dont jamestown high school get free lunches.Thats not fair!
Application has been submitted to SED & USDA to have entire district approved "Community Eligible" Waiting for approval, will most likely be approved because over 60% of students live in households receiving SNAP.
No local tax money used for this program, funded by USDA under the Farm Bill. This extra funding is allowing JPS to buy from local farms directly, brings new $ to our area.
The best way out of poverty is through education and it's hard to learn without proper nutrition. Sure, parents should feed there kids, but for various reasons it doesn't always happen. Our students can't pick their parents and cannot change their current lot in life without education.
I'm so proud to work in a district where administrators, faculty, staff and community appreciate the importance of this program

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