Bill Turque at the Washington Post has a rundown today of the new dinner program in D.C. schools that is serving food to an estimated 10,000 children at a cost of some $5.7 million to alleviate hunger.
New census data show the poverty rate among African American children in the District at 43 percent, up from 31 percent in 2007. Many children are in school from 8 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening and aren't being fed well at home.
Be sure to read the comments, where nearly half the respondents think feeding dinner to poor kids is a bad idea. Where are the parents? they ask. It's a familiar refrain.
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