There are plans in the upcoming school year to provide around 80,000 schoolchildren in Lithuania with free school lunch. The state is also to give financial assistance to 78,000 children with purchasing school supplies.
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Last year, free school meals were granted to 90,500 children and financial support to buy school supplies, to 80,400.

Schoolchildren are entitled to free meals and support to buy school supplies if average income per member of their household does not exceed EUR 153 per month.

According Social Security and Labour Minister Algimanta Pabedinskienė, financial assistance to buy school supplies currently stands at EUR 45.6 per schoolchild. "Taking into account changes in prices of goods and services we plan to increase the financial support to EUR 57," she says.

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