Free Summer Food Program

By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email
By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email

Many districts have budgeted money for a summer lunch program.

Site Supervisor for an eastern Kentucky school, Mary Fryer, said it helps people financially.

“It just helps kids through the summer that don't get fed; parents can't afford to buy their food," Fryer said.

The summer food program has no income requirements. It doesn't matter what you make, your children, as long as their under 18, can eat for free.

Outside programs like summer schools, camps and daycares also take advantage of the meals. The school district is reimbursed by the government.

In Cabell County, West Virginia there will more than 30 sites offering free lunch. Not all districts do this, though. The federal government reimburses districts, but not always enough to pay the bills.

For more information, call your local school district.

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