All across Texas, kids are headed back to school. We at No Kid Hungry Texas know that with high inflation, food costs, fuel and other essentials many parents are having a hard time paying the bills and feeding their families. According to a poll conducted earlier this year, nearly three-quarters (73%) of Texans are having a harder time affording groceries now compared to the same time last year.
However, thanks to the 88th Texas Legislature, new investments in school meals are expanding access to free school breakfast for eligible students. Starting September 1, 2023, students who are eligible for reduced priced meals at school will receive school breakfast free for the next two school years (2023-2024 and 2024-2025)