More than 13 million children live in hunger in the U.S., according to government estimates, with many relying on federal nutrition programs, including school-based breakfast, lunch and after-school meal programs, for healthy meals during the school week.

But what about the weekend?

While the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, and similar programs supplement family food budgets outside of school, not all families qualify for such benefits, and those that do still struggle to put healthy food on the table because of a lack of options in many poorer neighborhoods.

The consequences are dire.

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August 28, 2019

Health and SocietyJennifer LefeverND StoriesCollege of Arts and LettersEducationKelly Cares FoundationPovertyServiceWilliam J. Shaw Center for Children and Families

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