From September, primary schools in Cumbria will see the number of school meals they produce rise from just over 2000 to 15,000.
They'll receive more than a million pounds more to spend on meals, but one school claims it'll cost a lot more and schools will end up out of pocket.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
From September Cumbrian schools will have an extra £1.15m to make sure all four to seven year olds get free school meals.In Cumbria 2168 children get free school meals but in September it will be 15,000.
That's because at the moment it's only for low income families but the government has set aside more money so all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will get them.
15,000 children in Cumbria could be entitled to free school meals from this September, if the County Council gives the decision the go-ahead.
Councillors are expected to approve the plans, after new national legislation ruled all schools should give pupils in reception and years one and two a free school meal.