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Free meals for students start next week

Free meals for kids 18 years of age and younger will be available at breakfast, lunch and dinner beginning next week.

Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Andalusia City Board of Education (Woodson Learning Center), located at 1201 C.C. Baker Ave., weekdays from June 4 through June 29.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Visitors may buy breakfast for $2.50 or lunch for $3.50. No registration is necessary for breakfast or lunch.

Andalusia City Schools child nutrition director Shan Burkhardt said meals are usually prepared for 150 to 175.

In addition, the City of Andalusia, the Alabama State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Andalusia Health and the City’s A.P.P.L.E. Program have partnered to provide an evening meal for children ages 18 and under in June and July.

Meals will be served Mondays through Fridays at the Woodson Learning Center (1201 C.C. Baker Ave.) cafeteria from 4 -4:30 p.m. during the month of June (June 4 -29), and at the

Coleman Gym (pavilion) during the month of July (July 2 -27). There will be no meal served on July 4th. There is no charge for these meals.

Legal guardians may register children for the evening program by visiting the Woodson Learning Center, A.P.P.L.E. office, Mondays -Fridays, 1-5 p.m., or at www.cityofandalusia.com.