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Avon Lake City Schools opts to continue the USDA program giving students access to free meals

The school district will continue the program through December of this year

OHIO, USA — The United States Department of Agriculture is working to provide access to food easier as kids head back to school. 

The division of government has extended the Food Service Waiver through December 31, 2020, if adequate funding is in place. 

One local school district has already alerted parents and students that they will be continuing the program and providing lunches to students who are currently enrolled in classes. 

RELATED: USDA extends free meals for kids through end of the year

For students in Avon-Lake City Schools (ALCS), the free meals will begin on September 16 and will be available to any student who is enrolled either on-campus or virtually. 

According to a release from the ALCS If funding is not adequate, "the USDA
reserves the right to end the program extension at a date earlier than December 31, 2020."

ALCS will also act as a temporary distribution site for children in need.