Copperas Cove ISD to provide free meals to students during upcoming school year

Students at Copperas Cove ISD receive meals during lunch.
Students at Copperas Cove ISD receive meals during lunch.(Copperas Cove ISD)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) - The Copperas Cove Independent School District announced on Tuesday it will continue to offer free meals to all students during the upcoming school year.

Copperas Cove ISD Director of Child Nutrition Melissa Bryan applied for permission after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a temporary waiver that allowed school districts to provide free meals for the upcoming school year.

“I felt that it was vital for our community and our district opt in and utilize the waiver,” Said Bryan.  “I witnessed firsthand the meals that we gave out to the community and the need that many families face with basic food needs,” Bryan said.

Copperas Cove ISD has been offering free breakfast and lunch meals continuously since March 2020 and that will continue during the 2021-22 school year.

During the first two weeks of the district’s summer feeding program from June 7-15, 2021, students have received 3,794 breakfasts and 5,558 lunches.

“Not everyone believes in feeding free breakfast and free lunch to kids and that is ok. But for those households who are still struggling, we are here,” Bryan said.

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