Matching Gift Opportunity
Matching Gift Opportunity to Support Students
Posted on 12/12/2018
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Children of all families may experience a hardship and struggle to pay for meals throughout the year, and qualifying families that receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch can struggle to pay even reduced prices. Some families who would qualify for free or reduced prices do not fill out the necessary paperwork. They may be unaware of the program, reluctant to share personal information, or may feel like they can't ask for help.


The Pecatonica School District does attempt to collect on all negative accounts, but we still make sure students eat every day. We also attempt to collect on delinquent accounts by using phone calls and written correspondence throughout the year.


Currently there are families with negative lunch balances that exceed -$100.


According to a 2016 survey of 1,000 school meal program operators by the School Nutrition Association, about three-quarters of districts had unpaid student meal debt at the end of the last school year, an increase of just under 71 percent in 2014.


Anyone wishing to donate may drop off or mail funds to the Pecatonica District Office, located at 704 Cross Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516, attention: Lunch Match Grant. Funds may also be dropped off at Pecatonica Elementary School, located at 701 School Road, Hollandale, WI 53544.


If you have any questions, please contact Elementary Principal, Sara Latimer, at 608-967-2372, or

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