500,000 qualify for free summer lunch

MGN Online

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Alabama Department of Education will extend its free and reduced lunch program to families through the summer months,

The program is designed to ensure children on free and reduced lunches will still receive at least one nutritious meal per day during the summer months,

In 2013, more than 130,000 children were fed through the program. This year more than 500,000 children are eligible. But to participate families must register.

To register and see what schools are participating in the summer program click here.

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