Photo courtesy of Alhambra Unified School District The district will be participating in a special meal program, Seamless Summer Option, this school year. Families will continue to receive breakfast, lunch, and supper at no charge.

District takes part in Seamless Summer Option

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After concerns regarding student’s accessibility to food during remote learning, Executive Director of Nutrition and Food Services Vivien Watts voiced the need for the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) eventually granted the district a waiver to operate the SSO. Anyone 18 and under will receive a free meal.

Families in need of meals can sign up for this program at www.myschoolapps.com/Application. As school meal programs are administered by the USDA, the federal government will decide whether the program will continue. If a waiver is provided after the pandemic, Watts will recommend the district to continue SSO and keep advocating for the students.

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