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Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding

October 24, 2019

From food trucks in to in-school pantries, districts continue to seek ways to keep students fed, even after the dismissal bell rings. Sixty percent of the 20 million students who qualify for free and reduced lunches say they return to school in the morning with empty stomachs because they didn’t have after school snacks, dinner or breakfast at home.

The University of Massachusetts’ babyBerk food truck is repurposed in the summer to supply between 2,000 and 3,000 meals five days a week to students in high-poverty areas in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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