TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Lost Creek Elementary School Food Service workers are getting ready for the new year.

Food service managers and some support staff spent Friday learning about potential upgrades to cooking equipment. Tom Lentes is the Food Service Coordinator for Vigo County Schools.

He said this year, lunch will not be free for all students.

Students will need to qualify for the free or reduced lunch program to receive that service, but he has this message for parents:

“We’re going to feed every child as they come through the line whether they have money or they don’t have money. We’ll just have to bill the parents for the students that aren’t part of the program or help them get on the program,” Lentes said.

Parents are able to apply for the program online at this website.