For the first time in a decade, the number of low-income children eating summer meals saw a substantial increase year-over-year, according to a new report released by FRAC. Nearly three million children participated in the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2013, a one-year increase of 5.7 percent.
The last bell is about to ring and kids are heading out the school doors to celebrate summer vacation. However, many will be returning to schools, camps and other programs where they can still receive a meal.
FRAC’s recently released annual School Breakfast Scorecard found that more than 10.8 million children received a free or reduced-price breakfast on the average school day during the 2012-2013 school year, an increase of nearly 311,000 children from the previous year.