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Huntsville City Schools introduce dinner program

The meals are paid for through the USDA Child and Adult Care food program. The meals are paid for through the USDA Child and Adult Care food program.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville school leaders said it's time to introduce a new dinner program for students.

School officials gave the program a test run for nine days at Rolling Hills Elementary. They fed about 200 children dinner everyday after school. Since everything went well during that pilot phase, they're now ready to expand the program to more schools.

The meals are paid for through the USDA Child and Adult Care food program. To participate, the school has to be a title one school, which means at least half the students must qualify for free or reduced lunches.

The school also has to have an enrichment program after school, like tutoring or after school care.

School officials are already sending home surveys to parents.

They hope to bring James Dawson Elementary on board Nov. 18th. The goal is to have at least eight or ten schools serving dinner by the end of the school year.

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