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Last day of Huntsville City Schools free meal program

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville City Schools served the last free meals of their summer feeding program on Friday.

Since April, the Huntsville City Schools Child Nutrition Program served free breakfast, lunch and dinner for children under the 18.

Any child who needed a meal, including their parents, could stop by any of the dozen schools for a hot meal, free of charge.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. School officials said this was the first year the school system participated in the federal program and has been a success. 

"It far exceeded our estimates and expectations," said Huntsville City Schools spokesman Keith Ward. 

"We had initial estimates of somewhere in the 60,000-plus meals that we would serve and by the end of June we had already exceeded that and totaled out more than 70,000," he said.

Ward estimated the total tally of meals served will be close to 98,000 by the end of Friday. 

The following schools will serve free breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...

MLK Elementary, Morris Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Montview Elementary, University Place Elementary, McDonnell Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Chapman Middle School, Butler High School, and Johnson High School.

Davis Hills and Westlawn Middle Schools will serve their last free dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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