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How to Feed a Hungry Child

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The Maryland Department of Education says during the last school year nearly half the state’s children were eligible for free or reduced meals. And according to Census Bureau data, more than a third of children in the city of Baltimore live below the poverty line. For families who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from, schools and community groups fill the gaps. Today, Melissa Moore of Family League of Baltimore and Michael J. Wilson of Maryland Hunger Solutions discuss efforts to provide healthy meals. These include a federal program that aims to bypass stigma by offering free meals to all students and a new push to serve breakfast after the school bell.

For info on summer meals and enrichment programs in Baltimore City, click here.

Check out this story on free breakfast by WYPR's Jonna McKone.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.