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'It's insane': Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires

 


The Trump administration is resisting calls to make it easy for tens of millions of students to get free meals at school this year, even as childhood hunger rates have risen to the highest levels in decades.

During the spring and summer, as the coronavirus health crisis exploded, the government allowed most families to pick up free meals from whichever school was closest or most convenient without proving they were low-income. But that effort is on the verge of expiring as states prepare for children to return to school, and as school systems are pushing the federal government to continue the free meals program through the fall.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/20/millions-of-kids-may-lose-out-on-free-meals-as-they-return-to-school-374587

 

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