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COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) -- The Summer Lunch Program offered by the Student Nutrition Services of Richland School District One is expanding far beyond the boundaries of the district this year.

Richland One's Summer Lunch Program is now open to any child in South Carolina, ages 1-18, needing a lunch Monday through Thursday, through August 15th, in an effort to end the school year hunger gap - when many children of low income areas often will not have access to nutritional meals outside of the school year.

The program, federally funded by the USDA, will offer a weekday lunch for any child 18 and under.

There is no registration fee, and all children are welcome to eat a meal at summer school sites, even if they are not enrolled in a summer class program.

The program will be offered at schools, parks, recreation centers, churches, camps, and other activity centers throughout the Midlands.

If your organization is interested in more information on how to become a Richland One Summer Food Service Program site, or to locate the nearest SFSP site in your community, visit the Richland District One website for all information, here: http://bit.ly/1tM6MFD

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