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As School Year Ends, Remember “Hunger Doesn’t Get Summer Vacation”
May 22, 2015
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In a recent op-ed column in The Philadelphia Tribune, Children’s Defense Fund president Marian Wright Edelman wrote that the participation gap between the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program means that nine out of ten children receiving lunch “may not be receiving the nourishment necessary for proper physical, cognitive, and social development during the long summer months.”