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By Kevin Concannon
USDA Undersecretary for Food Nutrition and Consumer Services 

Millions of kids need summer food

Guest Commentary

 


Now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children when the school year ends.

More than 21 million children in the country receive free and reduced price meals during the school year, but when summer rolls around, only about one in 10 of those kids (3 million) get free meals through federal summer feeding programs. Clearly, there is a gap that needs filling.

Enter USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Kids are at higher risk of going hungry during the summer months, and we are working to fill that void. USDA alone, however, cannot accomplish the important work of feeding our low-income kids. You and your organizations have an important role to play.

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