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Students to Eat Free All Year, Universal Free Lunch Extended to 2021- 2022 School Year


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it would extend universal free lunch to all children throughout the United States until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

“We are very grateful to the USDA for extending the free meal benefit for all students for the 2021-2022 school year,” said Liz Raftery, Denton ISD's Director of Child Nutrition. “This will ensure all students will have access to nutritious meals and be ready to learn daily.”  

This extension allows Denton ISD Child Nutrition to continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all currently enrolled Denton ISD students - regardless of their family’s income - until the end of the school year.

Parents do not have to complete an application for their child to receive free meals for the 2021-2022 school year. However, there are more resources available to each of our students, as well as the district, when families complete the demographic portion of their student’s registration. This is available during online registration and on the district website. 

The free and reduced lunch program is a confidential federal program that feeds public school students across the country. For more information, you can visit: www.fns.usda.gov/cn .