WUFT News

When and Where Alachua County Students Can Eat Free in Summer 2013

By on June 5th, 2013

Children in Alachua County will continue receiving free meals this summer.

Alachua County Public Schools is part of the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program that provides all children 18 years old and younger with nutritional breakfasts and lunches.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the program, which is available to areas where at least 50 percent of children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

And Maria Eunice, Alachua County food and nutrition director, said all children can receive free meals, regardless of their eligibility or enrollment during the school year.

Last year, students claimed about $130,000 worth of federally-funded meals to feed Alachua County students. Eunice’s department oversees the funding.


This entry was posted in Education. Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Education

Dunnellon Elementary School's Maria Gonzalez helps her fourth grade students with classwork. She received the Excellence in Education Award earlier this month from Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Local Hispanic Teachers Receive Excellence In Education Award

Maria Gonzalez of Dunnellon Elementary School and Grisell Santiago of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School received the Excellence in Education Award earlier this month. The annual award was sponsored by Volunteer Florida, the Florida Department of Education and the Executive Office of the Governor as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Students from Idylwild Elementary School launch a water rocket at Flavet Field. Fourth and fifth grade students from Idylwild Elementary School visited the University of Florida on Oct. 30 to learn about engineering and other STEM-related studies.

The University of Florida College of Engineering Reaches Out to Elementary Students

University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.


Luee, a Malayan flying fox, is investigating fresh foliage in its habitat at the Lubee Bat Conservancy located in Gainesville, Fla.

High School to Build Bat Houses After Infestation

Sunlake High School science teachers take advantage of the school’s recent bat infestations and use it as an opportunity to teach their students more about bats.


Tudorel Tomlin, 21, (left) and Arthur Seabrooks, 17, (right) lay irrigation tape in the herb garden. The system replaces sprinklers that over-watered certain areas of the garden and left others parched.

Gardening Program Provides Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.


Investment Into Open-Access Textbooks Could Save Students Millions

Funding for Orange Grove Text Plus, an open-acess textbook initiative, can make textbooks even more affordable than e-textbooks. If enacted, it could cost students almost nothing.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments