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500,000 kids could lose free school lunch under Trump administration proposal


More than 500,000 kids could lose their automatic eligibility for free school meals thanks to a Trump administration proposal to cut access to food stamps made last week.

Under the proposed rule, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would no longer provide benefits to as many as 3.1 million recipients solely because they are enrolled in food assistance programs run by the states where they live. But when the policy was announced it did not mention the potential impact on free school lunches, according to a letter from Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.


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