80,000 children in Delaware are expected to take advantage of the federal allocations for food.

Delaware part of national pilot of summer food stamps program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

About 80,000 Delaware children are eligible to receive $120 extra in federal food benefits this summer to replace free lunches at school. Students who will get the benefit must come from families who are already qualified for the benefits, or meet income guidelines and qualify before summer.  The state’s cost for the program will be about $1.5 million to administer, …

Currently, free meals are based on income levels of either a student's family or the community the school is located in.

Bill to mandate free school meals could cost state millions

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Six Democratic state legislators are sponsoring legislation that would require all public schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. House Bill 125, whose primary sponsor is Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, was introduced in April, but never heard by the General Assembly, which returns to session in January. Moore declined an interview to discuss the bill. The bill …