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Afterschool Suppers Are a Game-Changer for Reducing Childhood Hunger

Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from federally supported afterschool suppers in October 2016. To receive funds for nutrition, afterschool providers are required to offer educational and enrichment programs. This provides opportunities for children to learn, be active and stay safe while their parents are working. Without these programs and snacks and suppers they provide, millions more children would be at home, unsupervised, hungry and at risk during the afternoon and evening hours when schools are closed and their parents are still at their jobs. Read More