Free lunch for all students ending as EBT funds go up
March 17, 2022
Free school lunches for all of Lewis County's K-12 students won't be provided after June 30, except for those who got free lunches before the coronavirus pandemic.
Expiration of that economic recovery program was confirmed locally last week. That came just before a Tennessee Senate committee recommended a state budget increase for federally funded electronic benefit transfer cards to help students getting subsidized school lunches.
During committee discussion, Sen. Joey Hensley sought clarification about funds that appeared to be in danger of being lost if not spent.
"So that's actually goi...