Program offers needy kids food during vacation

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Program offers needy kids food during vacation

Advertiser-Tribune – Many children from low-income families depend on school for more than an education. For children living well below the poverty line, schools also provide a dependable source of food and nutrition.

So what happens to these children during the summer months? While critical lifelines providing essential support are available, many Ohio families don’t know about them.

An alarming four out of every 10 children in Ohio qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. An estimated 47 percent of children in Adams County, alone, received free or reduced lunch in 2009.

Now that school is out for summer, more than 800,000 Ohio children whose parents, grandparents, or guardians are struggling to make ends meet can have healthy meals.

In America’s abundance, no child should go hungry at any time even when school is out for the summer.

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