District's summer program to provide 4.5-million free meals to L.A. students

Los Angeles Unified's "Food That's In, When School Is Out" program will serve meals at 317 school sites from June 9 to August 8.

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Unified announced plans Thursday to provide roughly 4.5-million lunches over the summer break to more than 520,000 students who typically qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Called the "Food That's In, When School Is Out" program, the district's food services division will serve the free meals at 317 school sites this summer in addition to 105 city recreation and park centers from June 9 to Aug. 8, officials said.

A $25,000 grant from Walmart through the National Recreation and Park Assn. will provide staffing to educate children on healthy eating habits through lessons and games.

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