The Bank of Tioga recently assisted Divide County School District students by paying the balance of any unpaid student lunch accounts for the remaining 2023 school year with a donation of $2,500.
The bank donated a similar gift of this kind in June 2020 to assist families in need. Since then, according to school officials, there has been a 60% increase in the cost for the same exact meal that was prepared pre-pandemic times. Much of this increase in food service status is due to labor shortages, transportation, costs of goods and overall inflation.
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