Dine with Dignity

Dine With Dignity 

student in cafeterialLast year, 34,000 alternative meals were distributed to students who do not meet the qualifications for Free and Reduced-price Meals System (FARMS), and whose student lunch accounts were in arrears. The replacement occurs at the point of checkout, and readily identifies the student as not being able to buy lunch.

The Foundation supports a program that would allow students to receive the lunch of their choice, and also would work with parents to: a) explain the importance of nutrition in  academic achievement; b) help the parent to apply for Free and Reduced-priced Meal  System (FARMS) if the family qualifies; c) work with parents who do not qualify for free meals to make a contribution within their means toward the arrears balance of the account.

To support this program, donate online, or on your cell phone (text DINE to 301-329-2238).