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School Meals at No Charge until November 11

posted Oct 31, 2016, 1:26 PM by JODIE BRYANT
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many Hoke County residents continue to deal with personal loss and challenging conditions.  To assist in the recovery process, the USDA and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction are providing assistance to Hoke County Schools, as well as 33 additional North Carolina school systems impacted by a Major Disaster Declaration. 
The benefits include offering meals to all students of Hoke County Schools at no charge from October 19 until November 11, 2016. During this time, each student regardless of his/her approved meal status will be allowed one breakfast and one lunch per day at no charge.  Any student charged for breakfast and/or lunch between October 19 and October 28, will receive a credit for that amount on their cafeteria account.  This does not include supplemental sales items.  These items may continue to be purchased at the a la carte prices.  All meals will continue to meet USDA guidelines.  School meal menus can be found on the Hoke County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services’ website.

Starting November 14, 2016, students will return to the meal status they are currently approved for, free/reduced/full price.  Parents/guardians who have not done so already, may submit an application for free or reduce priced meal benefits at any time throughout the school year.  Only one application is needed per household.