Local school districts are looking at their options as federal funding for free meals is coming to a close.
The federal program is scheduled to come to a close at the end of September, according to WSBT. There are other programs in place for students to receive free meals if they are eligible.
Most schools operate on a three-tier system based on income levels for free, reduced, or full priced meals. There is also a fresh fruit and vegetable program called FFVP that provides healthy snacks to eligible elementary schools.
Schools in South Bend will continue food programs this year through a different federal program.