3 Madison schools to add free meals

Farm-to-school effort will have significant benefits for years

Three Madison elementary schools are being added to the list of schools offering free breakfasts and lunches, regardless of a student’s free-and-reduced-price status.

Hawthorne, Lindbergh and Sandburg elementary schools will provide free school meals on regular school days during the school year.

The Food & Nutrition Department began the program last school year as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Community Eligibility Provision Program.

The list of schools offering the free meals now includes:

• Allis Elementary
• Falk Elementary
• Hawthorne Elementary
• Lakeview Elementary
• Leopold Elementary
• Lindbergh Elementary
• Mendota Elementary
• Sandburg Elementary
• Sherman Middle
• Wright Middle

Alternative programs that offer free meals:

• East and West Neon
• Phoenix East and West SAIL
• Track/Memorial
• New Directions/La Follette LEAP & SAPAR/Marquette
• AERO/Lapham
• Work & Learn/Madison College