Understanding Community Eligibility

 

wfmCommunity Eligibility is going national. For districts with high percentages of children qualifying for free and reduced meals, this option has the potential to be transformational, providing free breakfast and lunch to all students automatically–without costly and burdensome applications. Schools participating in pilot states report enhanced participation, decreased labor costs, and increased federal revenues. Madeleine Levin of the Food Resource and Action Center and Leslie Fowler of Chicago Public Schools review how the program works, and what the impacts look like on the ground. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market.