The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District served more meals during this summer's federally funded free lunch program than last year's.
The district provided 2,464 breakfasts and 3,333 lunches, compared to last year's 1,900 breakfasts and 2,234 lunches. The figure bucks the statewide trend that fewer meals were served in 2012.
Superintendent Karen Schauer credits the district's increase to the program's duration; last year's was 14 days long, while this year's was 19.
The meals, distributed at Valley Oaks Elementary School, were available to all Galt students under the age of 18. But the program typically serves students who receive free and reduced-price lunch during the regular school year.
Lodi Unified School District served four times as many meals this summer.