The Harrison County School District is trying to make sure that children have access to nutritious meals this summer. On Monday cafeteria workers at several Harrison County schools began serving meals as part of the district's free lunch program. Everyday from 11a.m. until 12:30 p.m. children age 18 and under can eat lunch. Cafeteria workers say the program is important because many children who eat healthy meals at school during the school year have to go without in the summer.
Famie Coates, a cafeteria manager, said "Sometimes they're left on their own to fend for themselves or they eat what ever happens to be there or whatever they can get at the corner store."