Gap In Food Program For Poor Can Put Families At Risk

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All students at Battle Elementary School in Columbia, Mo., have access to a free breakfast every school day. (Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)

Many low-income families struggle to afford enough food. Moms and kids who qualify can participate in a federal program geared toward early development. Once kids turn 5 years old, though, they are no longer eligible for the food packages and other benefits.

Harvest Public Media’s Kristofor Husted (@krishusted) reports on how that puts families at risk.


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