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Federal Waiver Allows for Expansion of Family Food Benefits

This includes some families who are over the income limit for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the National School Lunch programs. No families are obligated to use the card, and they're instructed to destroy the card if they do not wish to participate.

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Mount Greylock Lunch Menu for Kids, Seniors

Anyone in Lanesborough or Williamstown wishing to participate in the program is asked to call and leave their information at 413-458-9582, Ext. 1195, or email lunches@mgrhs.org.

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Mount Greylock Schools Working to Keep Kids Fed During Closure

Dozens of youngsters in the Mount Greylock Regional School District were brown bagging it on Tuesday. But instead of bringing their lunch to school, they were getting a "grab-and-go" lunch from school courtesy of the district's food service staff.

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Clarksburg Mulling Food Service Contract With North Adams

Cory Nicholas, food service director for the North Adams Public Schools, gave a presentation on Thursday night explained to the committee how he would provide breakfast and lunch to the school.

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Pittsfield Schools Also Concerned With Government Shutdown's Impact

North Adams isn't the only municipality worried that the government shutdown could lead to the end of the free lunch and breakfast program. Assistant Superintendent Kristen Behnke reported Wednesday night that the schools have two months worth of savings in the bank account to keep the program going but if the shutdown continues, the program's funds would run dry. Behnke said the city has $774,000 to keep the program going but it costs $400,000 a month to run.

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Federal Shutdown May Pinch North Adams School Lunch Program

The School Department's food services rely on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund 97 percent of all of its food programs. Those funds are reimbursed on a monthly basis.

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