Whoever said there is no free lunch has been wrong for a long time, as local school districts have provided free lunch to students from low income families for years. Then it quietly spread to free breakfast, and now, the San Antonio ISD is offering free dinner to poor kids as well, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Sally Cody, who is the Director of Nutrition at the SAISD, says the district's free dinner program for low income kids has expanded to seventy schools.
"It helps a lot of kids, because then they don't have to worry about whether they have money or not," Cody said.
She says many kids tell cafeteria workers that were it not for school meals, they would have nothing to eat at home.
"As we feel it out, we think we can help other districts," she said.
She says far, the free dinner program has been a great success in SAISD.
"We heard stories of kids telling cafeteria workers how grateful they were," she said. "They told them that were it not for this, they wouldn't have any food."