Free Lunch Program Feeds 500 Weekly

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Windsor – Lunch hour.  Most of us have plenty to eat.  But thousands of children often go without lunch.  Especially in the summer months.  It’s an example of hunger in America.

“Anything we can do to help these kids that’s what we’re here for,” said Windsor Elementary School Principal Brian Lee.

Although school is closed for the summer.  The doors have remained open for the past 9 weeks for kids to come in to have lunch.  The free lunch program is paid for by the USDA.  It was uncertain how many kids would show up initially.  The number that do turn out each day is staggering.

“We have done over 500 meals every week,” head cook Julie Finley told WAND’s Doug Wolfe.  “Averaging 100 to 120 a day.”

The program is so successful the school hopes to offer it next summer.  This fall every student in the elementary school, regardless of income, will be getting their lunches for free.

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