Free lunch program in Twin Falls School District

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Twin Falls School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch for all Twin Falls School District students.

The district says the program is only temporary, but they hope it lasts through the end of the semester. A federally funded program went into effect Wednesday that allows the students to eat for free.

The program will be in effect until the funding runs out.

“We don’t know how long it will last, so we’re staying just for the near future, but we’re hoping it will last until the end of the semester,” explained Eva Craner, the district’s public information officer. “We’re just excited to provide this opportunity and support to the families in our school district. We want to do everything we can to keep our community whole in these challenging times.”

Craner says the program is available to online students participating in IDLA and

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Fried Wants ‘CARES Act’ Money For School Lunch Programs

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants the state to be more open about how it plans to spend federal stimulus money received because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday, Fried requested a full accounting of federal “CARES Act” money the state has received so it can be discussed at a scheduled Sept. 22 Cabinet meeting.

“With an extraordinarily deep and broad economic crisis in our state, it is critical that Floridians are apprised of the ways in which this taxpayer funding is being expended,” Fried wrote to DeSantis. “You recently noted that ‘those CARES Act dollars are obligated already,’ yet there has been no public accounting of the ways in which this funding has been obligated or expended.”

Fried, the only Democrat on the state Cabinet, estimated the state government has received $4.58 billion from the federal government. She noted that several states

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