Students To Continue Receiving Free Lunch Through This School Year


Bryce Elders, Reporter

Students continue to enjoy free school lunches this school year the Seamless Summer Option program.

Bryce Elders, Reporter

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the high school implemented a program called Fall Free Meals to give students free lunches during the 2020-2021 school year. This year, free lunches will continue through the Seamless Summer Option program. 

Students have the option to pay for extra items such as a soda or a water bottle. 

“It’s convenient that it doesn’t hurt my parents’ wallet while we deal with the lasting effects of the pandemic,” junior Callie Becker said. “It makes things a whole lot easier when it comes to what my parents have to deal with.”

With the nature of this years lunch, the options have been sticking to a somewhat strict rotation in comparison to previous years, with the exception of if there is a shortage in certain foods or paper products. In addition, the styrofoam boxes that lunch came in last year have been returned to the plastic trays.

“I enjoyed the different options that were available a few years ago,” senior Brenden Burke said. “I am, however, glad that people who couldn’t afford to eat lunch before have that ability, even with the limited options.”

The program is slated to run until the end of this school year. 

“While it’s not permanent, I think this is a great step for Lampasas in terms of helping out the less financially advantaged students,” senior Erin Young said.