By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified officials have announced their 2019-20 policy to serve eligible children free or reduced-cost meals if the household income is less than, or equal to, federal guidelines.
The meals, served every school day, are made available by the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Afterschool Snack programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Under the guidelines, meals and milk are free depending on household size, Sonya Lasyone, the Fairfield school district’s chief business officer, noted in a press release issued earlier this week. A family of one, for example, qualifies with an annual maximum income of $16,237; a family of four with a maximum of $33,475; and a family of eight with a maximum of $56,459. For each additional family member, add $5,746 for the qualifying maximum.