The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Feeding Children Increasingly Difficult – Brevard NC


At any Transylvania County School Board meeting, the topic of feeding students at public schools surfaces. The fact is, the Child Nutrition program that provides breakfast and lunch is losing money, and it’s getting worse.

“I’m going to keep bringing it up, to keep it on people’s radar,” said Superintendent Jeff McDaris.

Sixty-one percent of students in the county at public schools are on a “free and reduced lunch rate.” Students whose families are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the “food stamp” program, automatical...

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