School lunches to cost more in Forsyth County

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — School lunch prices in Forsyth County will increase by 10 cents next school year, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

The move was approved unanimously, without discussion, by eight members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education Tuesday night. Board member Elisabeth Motsinger was not present.

Documents filed with the school board state that the increase is required to comply with federal law. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food programs to either raise prices or provide non-federal funds to cover the difference in the cost of the charged lunch and the federal reimbursement rate for free lunches.

Elementary lunch prices will rise to $2.60, middle school lunches to $2.70, and high school lunches will bump up to $2.80.

 

5 comments

  • NobodyAtAll

    Pack a bag and be done with it..PB&J is much cheaper and just as good, or better, than any school lunch..

  • Jersey

    Ask why? So you can help fund more free handouts to the parents who do nothing all day and collect freebies all year and complain when they dont get what they want. Just another way to screw the working class!

  • bella 07

    I read recently on Fox 8 that all of Forsyth county would be receiving free lunches next year.This story makes no sense!

    • Jersey

      hahaha…Bella, where do you think the ‘free’ comes from? You really think the government is going to give the middle class anything but more costs to fund the low class/freebie chasers? The additonal cost is slowly added to the people who continue to do what they have to and make meals for their kids work even if it means missing a meal on their own to help their child out, etc etc…because thats what hard working, ethical people do that are struggling to pay bills and feed their kids, but as long as their children are fed and clothed and well taken care of, then awesome….however, the freebie chasers who want all the handouts are only making the hard working/middle class people to keep from poverty even harder! The article says it all, “The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food programs to either raise prices or provide non-federal funds to cover the difference in the cost of the charged lunch and the federal reimbursement rate for free lunches.” So what that says, is that the government is not going to help anybody out and just add cost to the middle class/working citizen!

  • seriously?

    they’re offering to feed the children of the loser parents free lunches all summer regardless of income which is probably why the price is going up for everyone else when school is back in

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