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Free school lunches hard to find over summer

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles on December 2, 2010. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

What happens to the students over summer, who rely on free or reduced price school lunches, to eat? Some schools and public parks continue to offer free meals, but a recent report by the non-profit, California Food Policy Advocates, found that despite a prolonged recession, fewer and few are kids are taking advantage of the summer lunch programs. Matt Sharp talks with Madeleine. He helped put together the report.

The California Department of Education has information on finding a summer lunch program near you.

For more details on the problems facing the summer lunch program, check out the California Food Policy Advocate's study.

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