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Utica School District launches Summer Food Service Program

By HILARY LANE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri along with officials from the Utica City School District announced Thursday that all students 18 years old and younger will be able to eat lunch for free this summer.

"The Summer Food Service Program" is federally funded to ensure all students have access to nutritious meals while school is out.

Children do not need to present any type of paperwork or identification to receive the lunch.

"There are kids out there who just don't have meals," said Karen Pulice, Utica City School District Food Supervisor. "At home, there is nothing there for some kids to eat. At least we know if they come to these programs they are going to get one nutritious meal a day. That is all we want to do. Feed as many kids as we can. We want to reach every kid in Utica and give them a free lunch."

There are twenty locations all over the city where the frees meals will be available.

A full location list can be found here.

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