Monday, August 18, 2008
More students within Pittsburgh Public Schools will be receiving reduced price or free breakfasts and lunches this school year. Food services Director Michael Peck says the number of qualifying students has been steadily increasing for years, and adds that the rough economy pushes more families under the poverty line. Forty-one schools have been selected to offer free lunches to all of their students. Peck says more student participation will bring more funding to school food programs.