Thousands of additional students in Lexington public schools are now eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch.
The free meal program expansion comes without a financial impact to the local school district.
When the new school year begins Wednesday in Fayette County, all students at 27 qualified schools can eat free. Child Nutrition Director Michelle Coker says only one school offered this program last year. "It was a surprise we had that many sites. That was a good surprise," said Coker.