Fulton Public Schools Feeds Kids Over Summer Break

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FULTON - Fulton Public Schools officials said Tuesday the second summer of the Summer Food Service program will have a wider reach this year. The district is partnering with the Callaway County YMCA to feed children at YMCA programs. 

SERVE, Inc. is a volunteer group that will deliver meals to children around the city.

The program is funded through a federal grant, and aims to feed students attending summer school.

"We have a federal grant that feeds kids in summer school, that's our number one objective, feed the kids in summer school. But if we can feed other kids, if we can help other kids that may or may not be getting meals in the summer, we want to do that," said Superintendent Jacque Cowherd.

Last year's numbers were disappointing.

"We only had about 10 kids every day in June and maybe 2 in July, " said Cowherd.

The principal of Bush Elementary, Lynne Engle,said the program is good for more than nutrition.

"The school lunch proggram is a really nice value for our families in our community. The free feeding program helps low income families, " said Engle.

The program starts June first, and is free for children under the age of 18.