Politics & Hungry Kids

The Lempert Report
January 11, 2024

Here's a story that I'm very angry about. Basically, what we're seeing is that there are states in the nation who have decided that they're opting out of the federal program that gives $40 a month to kids who receive free and reduced cost lunch while school is out for the summer. I just don't get this. I don't understand the politics, because this is a program that was started in 2010 as a test for USDA. It's been so effective that it has become national. It started out with just having 12,500 families. What they found is basically food insecurity has gone away. 




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