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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

School is out for the summer, but that hasn't stopped the Marana Unified School District from feeding those in need.

The district expects to serve over 12,000 meals as part of its Summer Food Program. The free meals are available beginning at around 7:30 a.m. The school district will offer children under the age of 18 free breakfast and lunch.

Children do not need to be enrolled in a MUSD school to participate in the program.

They will be served at four different schools in the district. The meals are a part of the US Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

The school district says hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process, and lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school starts.

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