Orange County

Orange County Schools extend deadline for free and reduced lunch program

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The deadline for Orange County parents to apply for the free or reduced lunch program has been extended until December.

The district reported that nearly 70% of students are eligible for free lunches.

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Some families may be relying on the program for the first time because of the pandemic.

Students enrolled in Orange County’s virtual learning program LaunchEd@Home are also eligible.

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School officials announced Tuesday that the deadline has been extended until Dec. 17.