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Many free school lunch programs lack summer alternatives

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2024
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(The Hill) — A growing number of states have implemented free lunches for all students in recent years, making the school year easier for families who are food insecure. But the summer is a different story. While new federal summer food programs are being cheered by advocates, some states haven’t been able to implement those initiatives, and school officials have been struggling to keep families informed of their options and involved in the process. States ramped up passing laws for free school meals in 2022 after the end of a...

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