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Schools helping low-income families with lunch without federal aid

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“It was one of a few signs of relief for families during the COVID crisis: Free breakfast and lunch for all public-school students. But after the program ended last September, millions of parents were back to picking up the tab, with many struggling to pay. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the school district accumulated over $66,000 in student lunch debt in just one year. But this year, Michigan’s public-school students are back with free breakfast and lunches after state legislators passed a bill wiping all the debt clean.”

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