The number of children participating in Mississippi’s federally-funded summer lunch program decreased between 2016 and 2017, meaning thousands of children in the state may have missed out on lunch last summer, according to a new report by the Food Research & Action Center.

Read The Hechinger Report’s full analysis here.


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