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Program helps at-risk students from going hungry

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

There's a new effort to make sure at-risk students don't go hungry.

The Albany Area Y-M-C-A's 21st Century Community Learning Center program is providing free dinners each evening to students at Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School.

The program also provides tutoring and academic enrichment in math and reading.

“This food portion of our program where we're giving dinners to our students at the end of the day so that we can make sure that they're stomachs are full when they leave this program. They're here from six in the morning until six in the evening so we want to send them home with a full stomach," MLK site director.

The program is funded by the state.

They plan to expand the meal program to Alice Coachman and Live Oak Elementary Schools soon.

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