New programs put public schools on front line in fighting childhood hunger

| October 21, 2015

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

As schools celebrate National School Lunch Week, a recent report suggests that strengthening child nutrition programs like school breakfast and lunch is one way to help end child hunger in America.

The percentage of people in the U.S. living in poverty increased during the economic downturn that began in 2008, as did the percentage of people who struggle to put food on the table in their homes, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s report A Plan of Action to End Hunger in America released Oct. 7, 2015.

Yet despite the economic recovery, poverty and hunger continue to be issues nationwide and in Arizona.

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