Education

For Hungry Kids, ‘Backpack Clubs’ Try to Fill Gap

June 16, 2006 1 min read

Millions of low-income parents in the U.S. struggle daily to provide food for their families. For children in these households, going to school hungry is all too common. Programs administered by the federal government provide students with nutritious meals during the school week, but they often are left to fend for themselves over the weekends. Schools in 30 states have implemented an innovative program to ensure that access to meals does not end on Fridays after the final bell rings.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.