Free summer meals

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Several school cafeterias and other sites across Wichita will be offering free breakfasts, lunches or afternoon snacks to the city’s hungry schoolchildren after they head home for summer break.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports 35 sites are participating in the Summer Food Service Program, run by the Wichita School District and paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program is open to all children younger than 18, but it is mainly targeted toward those who are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year. About 75 percent of the 51,000 students who attend Wichita schools are eligible for free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches.

The program begins May 28 and runs through July 24. No proof of residency or income is required for the meals.

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