She got free meals at school

By C
@ShyBear88 (18070)
United States
August 28, 2016 8:47pm CST
I know I just a post about me making my daughter's lunch for school tomorrow. But earlier in the week we found out that I don't actually need to pack her a lunch every day for school. She can buy her lunch. Every child has a choice to buy lunch but because of our income level we knew buying lunch would be difficult on a regular bases. My husband sent in an application for a reduce to free lunch and we got back in the mail right away that she was approved and they would cover her full meal for break, lunch, second lunch and snack. But her school only does lunches for their meals. But I still plan on making her lunch most days but if she would like to eat at the school that is find with me and her dad.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
That is great. That is a wonderful program for the children at the school
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
You have to apply for it so not eveyone is going to get it. But they try to help of they can with either giving you a discount or the free meal.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
@ShyBear88 that's great though.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@Happy2BeMe hat least I know here tummy will be filled while she is at school. For some kids where I live that is the only meal they get. Even if the kids forget their school lunch they will give them a cheese samdwich.
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@RubyHawk (29196)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Aug 16
That's wonderful. School lunches can be expensive.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Yes they can b expensive
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@RubyHawk (29196)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Aug 16
@ShyBear88 Happy school days to your daughter.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@RubyHawk thanks, in hope she enjoys here years at school and makes lots of friends
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
29 Aug 16
That's great.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Yep, it helps with us saving some money
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@ShyBear88 Awesome!
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@yukimori (9070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
At least she has options available to her. My daughter was a lot more interested in having homemade lunches than in eating what the school cafeteria offered last year. She's getting her wish this year, since her new school doesn't have a cafeteria and all the students bring their lunches. What sort of stuff do you pack? We've been doing a variety of little snack-type foods for her, things like olives and pickles and berries, some cheese slices, and rolls with a side of pumpkin butter for her to spread on them. I just got another Yumbox that'll hold a sandwich and two sides, so we'll probably be sending sandwiches more often now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Aug 16
A little confusing me for me. But okay. Glad she can get a free lunch.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
How is it confusing. We live in a fixed income so buying lunch can be difficult just as difficult as making sure I have food for lunch every day. She had lunch every day at school,last year with her preschool which was through the county we CloudKit afford preschool so she got in in after we applied and she was the last kid picked. Part of that programe was lunch. This year as a kindergartner we sent in an application to try an get reduced or free lunch. Because of our income level they send back we could have free meals for her lunch every day of the school year. So I don't always have to pack her a lunch every day. If she wants to eat a school meal I don't have to make sure she had money to buy it because her school already has and she just needs to pick what we wants to eat at lunch time.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
Well, it is nice she has choices.
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@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Yep and one that isn't to expensive either.
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@skysnap (18037)
29 Aug 16
I think if the school meal if it is good can be a good way for kids.
@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I'm sure there will be days where she isn't going to want school food. It's not that great. I'm sure she will get tired of me packing her lunch but I'll let her pick.
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
29 Aug 16
good idea.
@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Yep!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 16
even just once in a while it would be helpful
@ShyBear88 (18070)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I'll let her pick but not every day a packed lunched or a school lunch