Senior Policy Analyst
More than 1.2 million children attending public school lack a home of their own, my colleague Douglas Rice recently noted. They also are at greater risk of hunger. The school meal programs, by providing a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, can help meet the nutritional needs of homeless children — as well as millions of other vulnerable low-income children who can’t count on getting enough to eat.
Two program features make it easier for children whose families are going through especially hard times to obtain school meals.
Let’s make sure that schools fully utilize these tools to ensure that homeless children get two healthy meals each school day.