Henderson Co. Schools’ summer feeding program ends Thur.

Henderson Co. Schools’ summer feeding program ends Thur.

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Henderson County Schools’ summer feeding program came to an end this week.

A post from the school district’s Facebook page said the final day for the program was Thursday.

Organizers say the summer food service program has provided roughly 1.3 million meals to Henderson County students since March.

Meals were provided for free to any child ages 18 and younger. These meals were on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“It’s definitely good,” food service worker Ashton Wilson said. “It’s kind of sad to know that this is the last day for families to come because I really enjoyed working. I really enjoyed helping out these people.”

Organizers say the summer food service program ensured that children continued to receive nutritious meals when school wasn’t in session. They also told 14 News the program is normally located inside, but program officials decided to hold it outside this year due to COVID-19.

Organizers say they plan to do this program again next year.

School is back in session for Henderson County students on Wednesday, August 26.

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