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Norwich offers free meals, recreation for low income kids

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Norwich public schools are hosting a summer program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (WFSB) Norwich public schools are hosting a summer program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (WFSB)
NORWICH, Conn. (WFSB) -

School may be out for the summer for most but in Norwich school is in with fun and food.

Norwich public schools are hosting a summer program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Channel 3's Kevin Hogan stopped in at Kelly Middle School, where low-income kids are given free meals.

Around 175 kids are involved in the program, which provides breakfast and lunch for kids at 36 sites throughout the city.

State representative Joe Courtney stopped by the school to show his support for the program.

"It's a good, healthy, safe environment for kids to come to and obviously having good food is a nice attraction," said Courtney.

Another appealing aspect of the program is the play time.

Courtney said the program has been a success. Last year 33,000 meals were served and this year they expect to surpass that number.

School superintendent Abby Dolliver said they are trying to increase the program in any way possible.

"However we can increase it we do. We add sites if we can. We're at like 36 sites throughout the city; playgrounds, schools, libraries, all different places," said Dolliver.

More information on the program is available here.

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