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Hunger Continues To Be Growing Problem In DC
On the Poverty and Policy blog, Kathryn Baer writes about a critical effort to improving access to nutrition for D.C. children. Given DC’s high child poverty rate, it is not surprising that hunger persists as a significant problem for DC children. In an important move, the House Agriculture appropriations bill would allow DC schools to be reimbursed for providing dinners to DC children; unfortunately, the Senate version does not. If this provision is added by the full Senate when it reaches the floor, hundreds, if not thousands, of DC children could get access to nutritious dinners.