Saratoga Springs to give students free meals for rest of school year

Students in Saratoga Springs will get free breakfast and lunch for the rest of the school year.

The district made the announcement on Wednesday morning. They will use COVID relief funds and the cafeteria fund to cover the cost.

“We know many families are still struggling with higher prices at the grocery store,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, in a statement. “We will be advocating with state and federal officials to support local school districts’ efforts to offer free meals in the future.” 

Free meals begin Oct. 31, and are only for this school year. Students will keep using ID cards, but won’t be charged.