- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - Beginning in August, all students in the Lewis County School District will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

Food Nutrition Director Mike Eddington told The Ledger-Independent (https://bit.ly/TNB5RR) that the program has been in talks for years, but could not be implemented until the upcoming school year. Eddington said that at least 40 percent of the students in each of the schools qualified for a free lunch.

He said the federal government will reimburse the district just as it always has, but the students will not have to pay. All adults will continue to pay for their meals. Students, however, will have to purchase extra items or a la cart offerings.

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