Children lined up for a free school lunch at Overland Park Elementary School during a Summer Meals free lunch program for children. The Shawnee Mission School District opened up several schools for the program to address summer hunger.
Children lined up for a free school lunch at Overland Park Elementary School during a Summer Meals free lunch program for children. The Shawnee Mission School District opened up several schools for the program to address summer hunger. File photo by David Eulitt The Kansas City Star
Children lined up for a free school lunch at Overland Park Elementary School during a Summer Meals free lunch program for children. The Shawnee Mission School District opened up several schools for the program to address summer hunger. File photo by David Eulitt The Kansas City Star

Kansas increase in free school lunches is tied to poverty, not districts abusing the system

August 26, 2014 10:54 AM

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