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Application deadline April 1 for student meal delivery programs in several parishes

Posted at 9:08 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 16:10:04-04

Wednesday, April 1 is the deadline for parents in several parishes to apply for their school district's Emergency Meals-To-You Program.

The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louisiana Department of Education and the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

As part of the program, students will receive a box containing 10 or more meals that meet nutritional requirements.

Those boxes will be delivered directly to the student's residence.

The following are a list of Acadiana school districts participating in the program. Click the links for specific district information.

The St. Landry Parish School Board has applied for the program but has not yet been approved. The school board says they are also looking at other options. Parents are asked to visit the school board website to participate in a survey while the district awaits approval.

The Iberia Parish School Board has also applied for a home delivery program and is currently waiting for approval. The school system says parents will be updated on the enrollment procedures as soon as approval is granted.

There has been no official word on home delivery programs for students in Vermilion and Jeff Davis Parish. School Systems are updating parents via their website and Facebook pages.

The deadline to register for most school systems is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.