Texas Makes Better Use of Federal Resources for Summer Meal Programs; More is Needed to Reach Needy Children

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Lynsey Kluever /(512) 320-0222 x 112

June 16, 2005

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Texas has increased the number of low-income children served by federally funded summer nutrition programs since 2000, but still lags far behind the performance of most states, according to a new report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in Washington, D.C. Texas uses two federally funded meal programs to feed children for free during the summer: the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).