NewsEducation / December 18, 2017

IPS Offers Students Free Meals During Winter Break

Three out of four students at Indianapolis Public Schools qualify for free meals at school based on federal income standards for families. To ensure students have access to nutritious meals during the winter break the district is offering meals to students and their siblings. 

IPS is giving out lunches at 16 schools and two public libraries. Students can pick one entrée, two fruits, two vegetables, and milk each day. 

Three locations will also serve breakfast.

The meals are available most days, now through Dec. 29. There will be no service on Friday, Dec. 22; Monday, Dec. 25; or Tuesday, Dec. 26.

More: IPS Brings 'Café' To Far West Side Students

Students don’t need to prove that they qualify for free meals, based on family income. Anyone under the age of 18 can eat for free.

IPS served more than 59,000 free breakfasts and lunches to students this past summer.

Since 2014 IPS students receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year. The meals are paid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Districts with at least 40 percent of its students who qualify for free meals are eligible for the program.

Below you is a listing of the locations, dates, times of our winter break food service program. 

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