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      Free summer lunch program for children

      {}More than 500,000 children in Alabama receive free or reduced lunch at during the school school year. {}The Alabama Department of Education will resume the free summer lunch program to ensure those students continue to eat healthy meal, during the summer months.The agency will offer free lunch to low income children over the summer. {}Authorities said the state is trying to improve participation in rural areas.{}Any child 18 and under is eligible. {}To find a summer lunch program near you, visit the Alabama State Department of Education website and select your county.{}