Jefferson Exchange | June 11, 2014 | 8:00
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Wed June 11, 2014

No School, No Lunch

Credit nationalservice.gov

Kids may be happy that school is out for the summer (or will be shortly). 

But there's a downside, too, especially for children of low-income families. 

Free or cheap school lunches disappear in most locations when the schools shut down.  80% of the students who receive free or cheap lunches during the school year don't get to summer food programs.

We hear about the extent of summertime hunger, and learn about programs to help kids stay fed over the long vacation.  

Find Oregon summer food programs at this site; California programs here.
 

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