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Ohio summit seeks ways to feed more children in summer

Published: Fri, January 25, 2013 @ 9:43 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Anti-poverty groups, policymakers and school administrators are gathering to explore ways to get more Ohio children to participate in summer food programs.

It’s happening today at the Summer Food Service Summit near Columbus.

Some 45 percent of school-age children in Ohio receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. But when summer comes, participation in the seasonal companion program available to those same children draws only a fraction of eligible youngsters.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Undersecretary Kevin Concannon will discuss strategies for feeding more children during the summer months.

Other participants include the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Association of Foodbanks, and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

The event is at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City.


1DwightK(1523 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

How about getting more parents jobs? Parents can feed their kids if places like GE don't move their jobs to China.

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2redeye1(5514 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

DK Because most of the parents don't want to work. They have the life on welfare. They can sleep as long as they want, they eat better then most working people too. Maybe they should just cut out these programs all together. That might get the parents to work. But i really doubt it!!

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3busyman(239 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

That is a great answer dwight. Here is the other answer. Stop paying the baby's mother for all the little dependents they bore. If they have any more than 2. Let the gospel singing churhes take care of the little welfare makers.

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