Fayette County Schools unveil new lunch program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Wednesday is the first day Fayette County Schools will roll out their new program, aimed at providing free meals to each student.

The program will be placed in schools where at least 40% of children qualify for federal assistance.

More than 14,000 students will eat breakfast and lunch free of charge.

Most of the schools taking up the plan are elementary schools, but the plan also includes 4 middle schools, one high school, and three special programs.

Families who had paid for their childrens' meals in the past will save and estimated $600 over the course of the school year thanks to the plan.