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Jay Hare/Dothan Eagle

Alabama officials will soon resume a free summer lunch program for students.

The state Department of Education offers free meals to children while school is out to make sure low-income children don't go hungry.

The Dothan Eagle reports that roughly 137,000 children participated in the program last year. The goal is to serve more than 500,000 children who already receive free or reduced-price lunches at schools.