A school district in Indiana is launching a program that would allow schools to package up catering leftovers and send them home with students

According to U.S. News, many students enrolled in Indiana's Elkhart School District receive free or discounted prices on cafeteria food during the school week. The resources provided ensure that the children don't go hungry, which is a possibility after they go home for the weekend. 

In collaboration with nonprofit Cultivate Culinary School & Catering and other food-service providers, the school district will be launching a pilot program to send students home with prepared but unserved food from the cafeteria and local catering companies. 

"Mostly, we rescue food that’s been made but never served by catering companies, large food service businesses, like the school system," Cultivate's Jim Conklin explained to local news station WJLA. "Over-preparing is just part of what happens. We take well-prepared food, combine it with other food and make individual frozen meals out if it."

Through the pilot program, 20 students will receive eight meals every Friday to be taken home for the weekend. 

Many Twitter users applauded the school district's efforts to decrease food waste and ensure their students are well fed.