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Congress considering bills to free up more funds for summer food programs

Hunger does not take the summer off.

The 30.3 million students that rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry when summer vacation begins. While these students also qualify for summer meal programs, only about 10% of them participate, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Last year, nearly 2.9 million children participated in a summer lunch program, according to a Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) report released today.

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