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Free Meals Available for Low-Income Kids

Free Meals Available for Low-Income Kids

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A federal food program is offering free summer meals for kids from low-income families in 17 Utah counties.

Children aged 18 and younger are eligible. The Summer Food program provides breakfast and lunch, replacing the free meals children receive at schools during the rest of the year.

Some 32 percent of Utah school children access the free meals.

The Summer Food program begins June 4. More than one million children are expected to access its meals.

The program is administered by cities and school district with meals offered in city parks, community centers and schools.

Studies show one in seven Utah families have trouble putting enough food on the table.

A complete list of summer meal sites is available from Utahns Against Hunger, 801-328-2561, or toll free at 800-453-3663. ------ On the Net:

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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