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Which Schools and Districts Are Eligible to Serve Free Meals to All Students?

April 29, 2014

With the May 1 deadline approaching for states to publish lists of schools and school districts eligible for the new “community eligibility” option, our new map makes it easy to find the information published to date.  Community eligibility can help schools in high-...

A New Tool Against Hunger in High-Poverty Neighborhoods

April 28, 2014

More Americans live in high-poverty neighborhoods than ever before, according to a recent Century Foundation report, and many of them struggle to provide enough healthy food for their children.  Community eligibility, an important new feature of the school meals program, can help schools in...

Community Eligibility Is Expanding Nationwide

April 14, 2014

With nearly 16 million children living in households that have trouble affording nutritious food at some point during the year, the time is right for thousands of schools serving high-poverty neighborhoods to adopt community eligibility, a powerful option to alleviate childhood hunger that...

First Lady: More High-Poverty Schools Can Become Hunger Free

February 25, 2014

At a White House event this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted an important new provision that allows schools in high-poverty areas to fight hunger by providing free breakfasts and lunches to all students.  Known as community eligibility, it has been phasing...