Kids Eat Free at MUSC during the summer

Kids Eat Free at MUSC during the summer (WCIV)

School is out for the summer, which means many children who rely on free or reduced lunch will not have a reliable source for food, health and education officials say.

That's where the Medical University of South Carolina steps in with its Kids Eat Free summer meal program.

The program, sponsored by the USDA, makes sure children have healthy meals during the summer.

MUSC is only the hospital in the state that currently offers free breakfast and lunch to children. It is free for all children under the age of 18.

Kids Eat Free is offered in the cafeterias in the Main, Art and Rutledge buildings during the summer. All children have to do is make their selection, and head to the Kids Eat Free register.

Free meals are provided Monday-Sunday, June 4-August 19. Breakfast will be served from 7 - 10 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The only exception is the cafeteria in Rutledge Tower, which is closed on the weekends and on July 4.

Since the Kids Eat Free program began in 2015, MUSC says it has served more than 13,000 meals.

To find out more about the program, click here.

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