Shelby County schools consider free lunch plan - WKRN News 2

Shelby County schools consider free lunch plan


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Shelby County Schools Food Service Director says he is determined to offer free lunches to all students in the district.

Tony Geraci told The Commercial Appeal that he wants to remove the stigma from students who get meals that are free or at a reduced price. Geraci says he'd like a universal lunch program to go into effect at Shelby County Schools by next year.

School board members said they didn't have details on the proposal, but looked forward to learning more about it.

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows school districts that have a high percentage of students who qualify for free meals to extend the service to all students.

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