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Lunch handouts wrapping up for school year

For the last two months, both the Chambers County School System and the Lanett City School System have been giving free lunches and breakfasts to families to help feed the students of the school systems.

In the 42 days that lunches have been given out, the two school districts have combined for 77,680 meals. CCSS has given out 69,978 meals since the start, while LCSS has given out 7,702 meals.

“We have had a great response from students and parents throughout the process,” Lanett Superintendent Jennifer Boyd said.

LaFayette-Lanier Elementary School has given out the most meals, according to Montray Thompson, the Chambers County Director of Child Nutrition, Maintenance and Energy.

The CCSS handouts will end on May 21, which would have been around the same time as the end of the school year. The program will restart on June 8 and will run through July 24. The program will continue to be a drive-through.

The Lanett program will end on May 20. As of Monday, plans to continue the program during the summer had not been finalized. The lunch program is connected to the summer reading program, which has been put on hold due to COVID-19.