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Fewer kids will go hungry this summer thanks to a food program in Sacramento City Schools. The new meal plan is open to students under the age of 18.

In years past summer school students from low income families would have to sign up for the meal program. Now, any child under the age of 18 can partake. The feeding program costs the federal government about $1.2 million. It serves nearly 14,000 meals a day at 43 Sacramento city schools.

"My children through the year have a breakfast and lunch," said the principal of Susan B. Anthony Elementary. "I would hate to think that they couldn't have the same opportunity during the summer even if they weren't in school."

Anyone interested in finding out which schools offer the free breakfast and lunch program can call the Sacramento Hunger Coalition at (916) 498-1000.

(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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