Summer Hunger: Advocates Push for Changes to Child Nutrition Programs

About four of five Maryland school children who receive free and reduced price lunches during the school year may be going hungry this summer. The state, like many others, struggles to feed lower income Maryland children through summertime meal programs. In July 2018, about 65,425 low-income kids received a summer meal on an average day, about 22.4 percent of the number that receive a free or low-price lunch during the school year, according to a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for policies and public-private partnerships to address hunger and undernutrition in the U.S. (Md. Matters) 

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