HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Free meals for most of Huntsville's public school students is a reality many parents are delighted over.
Huntsville City Schools announced 23 of its schools will eat for free starting this fall. The program is for anyone and will not be based on socioeconomic circumstances.
Huntsville City Schools is one of 94 districts in Alabama eligible to feed children for free under the new Community Eligibility Provision of the USDA's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The provision provides free meals to all students in schools where at least 40% of the student body is eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
The schools where students will eat breakfast and lunch for free this fall are:
Academy for Science and Foreign Language
Johnson High School
Lee High School
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
McNair Middle School
New Century Technology High School
Rolling Hills Elementary
University Place Elementary
Westlawn Middle School
Williams Middle School
Individual items like milk or juice are not free. Only full meals at qualifying schools are free of charge.