Local school children in need may be eligible for free/reduced lunch program

CLARKSTON, WA - School starts up again this week and more than half of students in the Clarkston School District are a part of the free and reduced meals program.

That number has jumped 18-percent in the last ten years.

Amy Kimberling said if your income is below the requirement set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your children are eligible for the program.

"You could either fit into the reduced price category, which is forty-cents for lunch, but breakfast is free," said Kimberling. "Or, you could be in the free category, which breakfast and lunch are both free."

The forms are online. They need to be filled out and returned to any Clarkston school. You can also pay for your child's meals online.