APS accepting applications for free or reduced meals

Posted at: 08/05/2013 7:07 AM
Updated at: 08/05/2013 1:38 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

APS is still accepting applications for free or reduced meals for the upcoming school year.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 found out more than half of students qualify for the program.

APS told KOB it's an easy application for parents to fill out. They look at a number of different things like family size and how much parents bring in a month.

62 percent of APS students qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. The district said with the economy, the number of applications have gone up in the past but are right now pretty steady.

The district started accepting applications July 1. Parents only need to turn in one per family. Even if you have four kids at four different schools, it's just one application.

KOB spoke to some APS parents who's kids get free or reduced meals. They said they don't know what they would do without it.

"I know that they're taken care of and they're going to eat healthy and I don’t have to worry about them eating at school and it just eases your mind," said Brenda Lovato.

"Especially if you’re a single parent. I’m a single parent. That helps even more with the reduced," said Anna Corona.

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