Montgomery County Schools have long faced losses when it comes to feeding Montgomery County students; however, that loss is likely to jump another 10% if parents do not fill out the free and reduced lunch forms as needed and that deadline is fast approaching.

Dr. Dale Ellis, superintendent of Montgomery County Schools is urging (begging) parents to fill out the applications. Ellis, along with Donnie Lynthacum, director of food nutrition, stated, “Even though your student is remote learning, APPLY NOW for meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year. Not only will you be ready when school returns to in-person learning, your student could present a copy of their approval letter to be considered for discount fees applying for college, academic tests such as SAT, ACT, AP, and discount internet access from some providers.  Other programs such as the P-EBT card was determined by using meal benefit data.

“The meal benefit application is a family application.  Only one application needs to be completed for each household.  If your family has not already applied and wishes to for the 2020-2021 school year, please call the Montgomery County Schools Child Nutrition office at 910-576-6511 to request an application or at your student’s school office.”

For the full story, see the October 21 issue of the Montgomery Herald.