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Reading School District launches summer meal program

District officials are partnering with local...

Reading School District summer meal program

READING, Pa. - The Reading School District is doing its part to fight hunger.

It's the first school district in the state to offer kids free summer meals in conjunction with a local community health center.

School district Superintendent Khalid Mumin said the district, several community organizations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are making sure no child is hungry in the summer while school is out.

"We have sites at each one of our schools," he said. "That means that we have sites at 19 schools which is very very important and powerful."

Folks handed out meals Monday to kids at Reading Housing Authority's Oakbrook Homes.

Only one in 10 children who are eligible for free summer meals actually receive them, leaving millions of children underserved, according to the USDA.

The summer meals program runs through August 5 and is available to children 18 and under and children with special needs 21 and under.


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