Free Meals for All? Not so Fast

Free Meals for All? Not so Fast

West Virginia’s Feed to Achieve Act isn’t feeding all kids free meals, but it has increased breakfast participation.

When West Virginia’s Feed to Achieve Act was passed in 2013, the headlines boasted of free meals for all students. And while there’s the possibility for free meals through the bill, that’s not exactly the reality.

One of the provisions in Feed to Achieve required each district in the state to establish a budget line to receive donations from individuals, organizations and the state department. Those donations were then to be used to feed students free school meals.


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