Summer Meal Bummer

Summer Meal Bummer

Participation in summer meal programs has dropped for seven straight years, according to a report released by the anti-hunger advocacy group the Food Research & Action Center. The report blames too much government red tape and complicated accounting rules, which have forced some sponsors out of the programs and scared others away.

As evidence, researchers noted that participation is on the rise in states taking part in a pilot program that reduces paperwork-and pays more overhead

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