The idea is to offer students a chance to get some free food during their school holidays.
They’ll receive a card for the occasion, and the company will then collect the money and send it back to them.
Students who participate will also get free access to the local café and the school library, while those who don’t will get a voucher to the school’s food court, where they can pick up food or a meal voucher from a waiter.
The scheme will start at a $25 annual fee for those attending public schools in the city of Port Townsend.
For $1,000, a student could get two free meals a day for a year, with the option to extend the period for a maximum of two additional years for a total of five meals per month.
Each year the school will add one meal to their meal voucher for each student who participates.
Those who choose to pay the full $1 for five meals each year will be able to use the voucher to get a bag of free food each week.
A similar scheme in Australia, with its $100 voucher scheme, was launched in 2018.
There is no exact timeline on when the scheme will be rolled out in the US, but TechCrunch reports that it will be up and running by the end of the year.
As with the Australian scheme, the only requirement is that a student is attending a public school in the area, and that they want to participate.
TechCrunch adds that the company plans to offer the voucher program to schools in “the most popular” cities, so you should be able see it on your school calendar sooner rather than later.
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