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R-III summer lunch program serves over 16,000 meals

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

During the 2013 summer, the Lincoln County R-III School District served more than 325 (average) a day through the Seamless Summer Lunch Program. In total, 16,101 lunches were served in 49 days.

The R-III District launched the program in the summer of 2012 in response to a growing Free and Reduced population. It was the first time the district qualified to participate in a free summer lunch program funded through the National School Lunch Program.

During its inaugural summer, the Seamless Summer Lunch Program served 15,785 lunches over 52 days. The Seamless Summer Meal program provides nutritiously balanced lunches throughout the summer months to any child up to the age of 18 for free, regardless of income. The R-III District plans to continue the program.