News / Utah / 

More students receiving free lunches

More students receiving free lunches



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PROVO -- More Utah County children are turning to free lunch this summer.

The state's child nutrition program helps kids with free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. It runs year round.

According to the Daily Herald, a state nutrition official says Utah doesn't have a high rate of poverty but there is a high rate of food insecurity.

The paper says the Provo School District saw a 27 percent increase in the number of kids showing up for free lunch in June while the Alpine School District saw a 31 percent increase from a year ago.

The program is funded by federal money.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast