Beneath this program, any youngster at a taking part college could buy a meal. Native colleges set the costs for meals and supply a sliding scale to college students relying on household revenue.
For a lot of college students, that is their principal supply for meals, however as soon as the vacations come round, the colleges shut and so does their cafeterias.
“For a lot of of our college students, college is the steady place for them,” DeKalb County Faculty District (DCSD) Deputy Superintendent Vasanne Tinsley advised WGCL-TV.
The college district introduced Wednesday that they’d be opening two college cafeterias to serve lunch — freed from cost — to these in want, because of the donation they acquired.
Two cafeterias had been open immediately, one at Stone Mountain Elementary and a second one in Woodward Elementary. The college district plans to maintain them open for the rest of this week, and on January 2nd and third.
“Because of our Faculty Diet Providers, college students who depend on the district for his or her day by day meals will proceed to obtain them with out interruption. We are going to proceed to help our group, and take training in DeKalb County to new heights, ” DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Inexperienced mentioned within the assertion.
“After we speak about ‘wrap-around’ providers at DeKalb County Faculty District, we’re speaking about offering alternatives for achievement by any means crucial,” Inexperienced mentioned within the assertion.
Together with the free meals, the DCSD will likely be offering households with a free imaginative and prescient screening and diet training coaching.
CNN reached out to the varsity district and is ready to listen to again.