MMSD to continue to provide free meals over summer

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Madison Metropolitan School District will continue to provide meals to students over summer vacation through its summer food program, according to a release.

During the school year, MMSD serves children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals due to low household income, officials said. The summer program offers children nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Children can eat for free Monday through Friday, June 22 through Aug. 14, according to the release. MMSD offers breakfast, lunch and a snack, depending on location.

Meals will not be served on July 3.

All children and teens 18 years old or younger can receive up to two free meals per day per location, officials said. Sites qualify if the school in the attendance area has more than 50 percent free and reduced-price lunch enrollment or if more than 50 percent of the children participating at the site qualify for free or reduced-price meals.