LEESBURG, VA - MAY 1: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has lunch with elementary school kids at Catoctin Elementary School on Monday, May 1, 2017, in Leesburg, VA. Perdue and Senator Pat Roberts were at the school to unveil an interim rule "designed to provide flexibility for school meals." (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX — All Houston ISD students will eat for free during the 2017-18 school year thanks to a waiver of the required application process for the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture. With so many families in distress and some without homes after Hurricane Harvey, this is a more than kind gesture for families watching their wallets.
“The flooding that is affecting the city of Houston has been devastating to so many. Some of the areas that are the hardest hit are filled with working parents whose limited funds will need to go toward recovery efforts,” said Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. “This waiver will give our families one less concern as the begin the process of restoring their lives. It will also provide a sense of normalcy by allowing students to have access to up to three …