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St. Johns County may reduce free student meals to cope with food service ‘crisis’

Students nationwide can get free lunch regardless of income status after the USDA extended the program through June 2022.
Students nationwide can get free lunch regardless of income status after the USDA extended the program through June 2022.

Between supply chain issues, food shortages and higher demand, there is a nationwide problem getting meals to students.

“It’s a crisis. We have a lot of demand and we have a lot of students to feed,” said St. Johns County Director of Food and Nutrition Services Sean Prevatt.

The St. Johns County School District said it served half a million lunches and a quarter-million breakfasts to students last month alone.

Read the rest of the story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.com.