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Here's how you can help hungry kids when school's out for summer


Many American kids define summer as a welcome relief from homework and classroom routines. But for the 20 million of them enrolled in the free and reduced-price school lunch programs in our country, summer can also mean a time of food insecurity. They spend their summer worrying about whether they will eat that day.

The Food Research and Action Center's (FRAC) newly-released 2018 Summer Nutrition Status Report entitled "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation" finds that only a little over 3 million of those 20 million children from low-income homes were served through summer food programs across the nation in July of 2017. That means just 15 of every 100 low-income children had their needs met last summer while they were on school vacation.


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