District considers National School Lunch Program for reimbursement

Currently, Hinsdale District 86 loses $50,000 by not participating in the free lunch program.

HINSDALE, Ill.—The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board will consider participating in the National School Lunch Program to get reimbursed for the free lunches the district provides some students.

Many area school districts participate in the federal program, including Downers Grove High School District 99, Naperville Unit School District 203, and Elmhurst Unit School District 205.

But others do not, including Riverside Brookfield and Lyons Township high school districts.

In Downers Grove, 27 percent of the 5,200 students in the two high schools get a free or reduced lunch through the national program.