Federal lunch program helps downstate Illinois schools
from The Associated Press via KTVI-TV
Southern Illinois school districts are taking advantage of a federal school meals program that allows all students in qualifying schools to eat for free. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports districts in southern Illinois that have at least 40 percent of students who qualify for either free or reduced-meal programs also meet the requirement for the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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