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Maria Cervantes, foodservice worker at Kennedy Elementary School, shows off one of the hot supper carts on the first day of LAUSD’s new hot supper program.

New hot supper program nourishes after-school life at LA schools

After a successful pilot program, hot suppers are on the way for the rest of the district.

A far-reaching new hot supper program at Los Angeles Unified School (LAUSD) is providing hot meals after school to help at-risk students fuel up for homework and activities. Since 2012 the district has offered supper, but now things are heating up, literally, with the new hot supper program, which kicked off in late February. Participation has gone up exponentially and the program is continuing to grow. 

Joseph Vaughn, director of LAUSD’s foodservices division, brought the

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