CLARKSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students in the Clarksville Community Schools district will get free breakfast and lunch this year.

The free meals are for all students, starting this school year. It's part of a federally funded program. Schools will be reimbursed based on the number of students who use it. 

Clarksville Community Schools Superintendent Tina Bennett says the program could save families up to $1,200 each year.

"We're here to educate students, but we are also here to support families," Bennett said. "And we're the United States of America -- and a lot of people would think students don't go hungry, students are well-fed, and that couldn't be farther from the truth."

Students can still buy extras to go along with their meals, like baked chips.

Classes for Clarksville Community students resume on Aug. 8.

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