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Provo District to again offer free breakfasts and lunches

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The Provo School District is continuing its seven-year tradition of providing free breakfast and lunch for all hungry school students.

The Provo School District has a large enough group of children who qualify for the federal free and reduced price lunch that the district offers it to any elementary student who drops by, said Vaughn Hawkes, coordinator of food services. "We don't even keep roll," he said.The theory behind the program is that schoolchildren who qualify for the free or reduced price lunch are still hungry when school is out, he said. People over the age of 18 must pay $1.25 for breakfast and $2.25 for lunch.

The summer food program started Monday and runs through July 23 at Franklin Elementary School, 350 S. 600 West. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. From 300 to 400 meals are served daily, Hawkes said.