“Kids eat free this summer,” I read on a billboard coming into the city.

According to a 2020 report from the Food Research & Action Center, Afterschool Nutrition Programs provide funding to serve suppers and snacks to children, alongside educational and enrichment programming, helping to reduce childhood hunger in low-income communities and support the establishment and sustainability of afterschool programs.

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