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Food Truck Program Delivers to Needy Students — Even During the Summer

April 4, 2019

By: Shawna De La Rosa

Source: Education Dive

Dive Brief:

  • Middletown City Schools in Ohio marks the latest school system in the state to work to end hunger among its students. The district recently launched a $225,000 program for food trucks to travel to students on non-school days — it will also travel to low-income communities in the city this summer — to feed those who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, according to the Journal-News.

Dive Insight:

  • Student hunger is a major problem in areas across the country, and having insufficient access to meals can hurt students in their physical, mental and academic development. And thousands of children are affected — the No Kid Hungry organization estimates that 1 in 6 children in the United States face hunger on a regular basis.

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