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President’s Budget Could Close Summer Meal Gap

By Megan Burks President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week is expected to include the launch of a $12 billion effort to keep low-income children fed when school is out. San Diego hunger relief advocates are lauding the plan. It … Continue reading

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Helping Hungry Kids Eat at Home When School is Out

About 70 percent of San Diego County students who qualify for free meals at school aren’t showing up to claim meals offered to them at summer programs run by school districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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Summer Food Program Aims to End Food Insecurity for Children

By Brooke Binkowski When the school year ends, hunger begins. Nearly 1 in 4 children in San Diego County rely on school food programs to get a daily meal — higher than the national average. That means that when school … Continue reading

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Fighting the Summer Meal Gap with Food Stamps

On average, 70 percent of San Diego County children who receive free meals during the school year aren’t showing up to claim summer lunches provided by local school districts with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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