Afterschool suppers are a game-changer for reducing childhood hunger

by James Weill and Jodi Grant

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Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from federally-supported afterschool suppers in October 2016. For many low-income children, the suppers offered at afterschool programs through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program help stave off hunger until they eat a school breakfast the next day.