Blad, E. (2018, June 13). There’s a Free Program to Feed Hungry Kids During the Summer, But Many Miss Out. Retrieved July 18, 2018

When schools let out for summer break, some of the country’s poorest students—who rely on federally subsidized school meals—lose their key source of nutrition. Federally funded summer meal programs are designed to bridge that gap, but many children miss out, children’s advocacy groups say. Of the 20 million children who ate free and reduced-price lunches during the 2016-17 school year, only one out of seven participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer meal programs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Food Research and Action Center.

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