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Summer program provides kids with healthy meals

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The final bell of the school year is a welcome sound, but it also means the end of those nutritious school lunches for the summer.

But a summer feeding program is providing kids with healthy meals until school starts again.

The cafeterias are still churning out food for the 22,000 kids in the Charleston County School District that qualify for free or reduced lunches.

At the Charleston Development Academy, about two dozen kids are attending a summer enrichment program.

Kids are fed breakfast and lunch each day through the summer feeding program. It's a hot home cooked meal when students might not otherwise get one.

"I think it's a wonderful program," said Katherine Houghton, coordinator for the summer enrichment program."Not only doe sit provide exposure to some of the food that often times a child might not have tasted, but it also creates the structure because breakfast is breakfast. Lunch is lunch."

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