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All students to be served meals at no charge during 2023-24 school year

For the second consecutive year, through California's Universal Meal Program, all students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge during their school day, KCSOS and Kern's 46 public school districts announced.

Free and reduced-price meal applications, or other applications to determine student eligibility, may still be sent to households by local school districts for the purposes of other local school funding and program eligibility determinations. The eligibility determination from these applications and/or alternative income forms will not impact a student's ability to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge at their school.

For additional information, please contact: Rafael Juarez, Director of Food & Nutrition Services for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, 1300 17th St., Bakersfield, (661) 852-5930, [email protected].