Buncombe County schools consider offering free breakfast to all students

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

Starting next school year, Buncombe County students could begin receiving a free breakfast as part of a federally funded universal breakfast program at county schools.

Buncombe school board members are expected to consider the idea at their June 7 board meeting.

“I decided to put it on the agenda so we can discuss it. While it’s really not costing us, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss,” said Bob Rhinehart, chairman of the county school board. “If it’s not going to cost anything, we should at least try it for a year and see how it goes.”

Lynette Vaughn-Hensley, Buncombe County child nutrition director, said the program would be paid for through reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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