It is planned to allocate another 390,000 euros for free meals for Daugavpils schoolchildren and kindergarteners

On September 8, at a meeting of the Finance Committee, the issue of amending the budget of the Daugavpils self-government for 2022 was considered. One of the points of the amendments stipulates that the municipality will allocate additional funds in the amount of 390,000 euros to continue providing free meals to all students and several categories of kindergarten students, the city council website reports.

From September 1, more than 8,700 students will continue to receive free meals (including about 3,300 students in grades 1-4, whose meals are partly funded by the state, and more than 5,400 students in grades 5-12, whose meals are fully funded by government funds) and 1,820 kindergarten students studying in preparatory groups are brought up in large families that have received a 3+ family card, and also study in special groups.

The need for additional funding arose in connection with the rapid rise in prices in the field of catering. To continue providing free lunches to students of Daugavpils schools and kindergartens, 390,000 euros will be allocated from the city budget, the total amount of funding for children’s nutrition in this year’s budget exceeds 2.2 million euros.

Thus, the Daugavpils self-government will continue to provide free lunches to more than 10,500 children without taking co-financing from parents.

The final decision will be taken at the next council meeting.

Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by

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