Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Number Of Students Needing A Free Lunch Rises

I don't think the following paragraphs from this NY Times article need much commentary unless one believes that school lunches are a plot to get poor people who support the New World Order.
Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.

The number of students receiving subsidized lunches rose to 21 million last school year from 18 million in 2006-7, a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of data from the Department of Agriculture, which administers the meals program. Eleven states, including Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Tennessee, had four-year increases of 25 percent or more, huge shifts in a vast program long characterized by incremental growth.
 According to this accompanying piece, South Dakota has seen a 5% in those receiving free or reduced school lunches.

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