The challenges of feeding hungry kids in summertime

A disturbing story from the Washington Post:

Children from low-income homes are entitled to federally subsidized meals year-round. Yet the free or reduced-price meals reach fewer than one in five eligible children nationwide during the summer break. The task of getting food to kids falls to a patchwork of schools and community groups with summer programs, a network that cannot match the scope of what’s available during the school year. Millions of children pass July and August malnourished and idle, conditions that promote obesity and widen the well-documented learning gap between haves and have-nots.

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