Because of the pandemic, this school year the federal government has committed to providing free meals for everyone. This gives many families the impression that not being charged for a meal means that all the food is free, and there is no need to fill out the free and reduced meal application. But there are many important reasons to fill out an application – reasons that benefit both Greeneville City Schools and eligible students.
One meal application affects many areas, including:
- Increased funding to support student education.
- Additional funding for technology and internet access.
- Discounts for fees associated with college application processes.
- Scholarship opportunities and discounted fees for SAT, ACT, and AP Tests.
- Free or reduced meal prices for healthy, nutritious student meals.
In a nutshell, applications may impact how much funding a school receives and determine eligibility for other programs that help support students. For example, each child must have an application filled out and qualify for free and reduced lunch to receive PEBT benefits. Greeneville City Schools urges parents to fill out the application received from your child’s school.
If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Fannon with GCS School Nutrition at 423-787-8012. For more information and updates please visit http://frapps.horizonsolana.com/GREC01 .