Reduced or Free School Lunch Programs show Increased Use in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The number of meals served to low-income Kentuckians by federal food programs has grown in recent years, reflecting a similar increase nationwide.

The Commodity National School Lunch Program distributed commodities to be used to serve more than almost 88 (m) million meals to Kentucky school children last year - up nearly one-point-two (m) million from 2005. The dollar value of the meals declined slightly to 15-point-three (m) million dollars last year.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program served just over 15-thousand clients a total of four-point-one (m) million dollars worth of food in 2005. The number of clients is established by the U-S-D-A.

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  • by Travis Price Location: Brownsville on Feb 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    Thats stupid that give stupid of this state more of a reason to have no life and be lazy. there no chaallegning people by giving them a free or rduced lunch. my mother has payed full price all my life. no, im not rich im middle class that happens to have a my work her (edited) off just so i can have food. and becausre we're a couple of thousands dollar over the poverty line my mother has to pay full price.i pay full price for non healthy food. cheesebuger and fries yah relly nutrious. evry day they serve junk food. why do i say this over half the population if obese.


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