Fewer L.A. Kids Get Subsidized Summer Meals, Budget Cuts To Blame

06/19/2011 01:50 pm ET | Updated Aug 19, 2011
  • Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times latimes.com

Fewer than 1 in 5 of the children who relied on free or reduced-price lunches during the 2009-2010 school year in California received subsidized meals last July, according to a new report.

That represents a 15 percent drop in participation in summer meals programs from the year before at a time when enrollment in other federal nutrition programs is increasing because of the lingering effects of the recession.

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