Free lunch

kid holding lunch tray
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In the past few years, you may have heard the term "lunch shaming" being thrown around. It's basically the practice of penalizing students who don't have money to pay for their school lunch.

Lunch shaming has been the focus of recent news stories about cafeteria workers who have either quit their jobs because they refused to deny students hot lunches or were fired for giving free food to students who couldn't pay.

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No more pencils. No more books. No more free lunch?

Millions of low-income kids across the country rely on free and reduced-priced breakfast and lunch during the school year.

So, what happens when school is out for the summer and they lose access to these meals?