School Meals during the Holidays

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Approximately 320 million school meals will be missed during the holiday break.

We know that about 21 million children receive free or reduced price school lunch and, according to the Food Research and Action Center and about 11 million children receive free or reduced price school breakfast.

So when schools are closed, this means that about 32 million meals are lost each day. Most schools close for two solid weeks at Christmas, 10 school days,  meaning that about 320 million meals are “lost” when schools shut down each winter, meals that low-income families suddenly must make up, if they are able.

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