Food Research and Action Center

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US Department of Agriculture

A new report from the Food Research and Action Center shows a 13 percent decrease in the number of low-income children in Missouri receiving summer meals.

The study examined data from July 2015. It compares the number of children receiving summer meals to those receiving free or reduced-price lunches during the regular school year.

Springfield Public Schools

A record 275,300 Missouri students as of the 2014-2015 school year received the most important meal of the day at school. This new number is from the annual national School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

The boost in numbers is reflected nationwide. Missouri ranks 15th in getting free breakfasts to low-income students. 

Glenn Koenen is the Hunger Task Force Chair of Empower Missouri.