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

School Lunch

First Posted: 06/19/11 02:50 PM ET Updated: 08/19/11 06:12 AM ET

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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Filed by Victoria Fine  |