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During the school year, 36 percent of Sioux Falls School District children either receive free or reduced-priced school lunches. But what happens when school lets out? KDLT's Danielle Dupuy finds out.


For Amanda Sorensen and her three hungry kids, a visit to Hayward Elementary School in a part of their summer routine.

"We are pretty much here everyday," said Sorensen.

That's because they're one of many families taking part in the Sioux Falls School District's free summer lunch program.

"I like it. I enjoy it. It's time for them to get out of the house and they can hangout here and when they're done they play on the playground with their friends from school," said Amanda Sorensen, mother of three.

Now students from all over, ages 1 to 18, can eat free lunch during the summer.

"You just show up and we'll feed you.," said DeeAnn Konrad of the Sioux Falls School Distrct.

The school district is offering this program because of the need in our community, not just during the school year, but also in the summer.

"Each year we see our numbers of free or reduced students go up through the school year. It's important that we provide an opportunity for our children to have nutritious meals throughout the summer as well," said DeeAnn Konrad, S.F. School District.

And the district says it working- serving roughly 400 meals per day.

"We know right now there are some difficulties in our community with people making ends meet, and this is just a great option for people," said Konrad.

One of the other aspects of the free summer lunch program is it teaches kids nutrition. On everyone of their plates you'll find their meats, fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates.

Important eating habitats that will help them during the school year. So now when Amanda's three kids return back to school, she can rest assured they're on the right foot.

The free summer lunch program is offered through the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. Click here to see the six locations set up around the area offering the free summer lunches.
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