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Participation in summer lunch program low vs. school year

Participation in summer lunch program low vs. school year
Posted at 12:49 PM, Jun 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-08 14:49:43-04

Participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs continues to fall short in Utah. Summer meals only reached 15 children for every 100 low-income children who got regular school year meals in the 2010-2011 school year, according to Utahns Against Hunger (UAH).

Map shows locations that offer summer meal services in Utah. (via school.utah.gov)

"They just show up to a site and they get to eat," said Marti Woolford, Utahns Against Hunger. Woolford said it is free for children 18 years old and younger and there is no paper work or registration required.

There are close to 200 summer food service sites around Utah this summer, located in 26 different school districts, according UAH.

Watch the clip above to learn more about the program from Marti Woolford.