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Kansas Public Radio, Dec. 14 — The National School Lunch Program provides free or reduced-cost meals to more than 30-million children every school day. But that leaves at least two days every week when some of those kids may not get enough to eat at home. Food banks serving Kansas are trying to fill at least part of the gap by sending food home with kids at the end of each school week. Health Reporter Bryan Thompson has details as part of our series, “Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change”.

Listen to this story on the Kansas Public Radio website.

For more information about food assistance for hungry kids visit the Kansas Public Radio website. Just click on the “Health Series” link.

Funding for the health series is provided by the Sunflower Foundation of Topeka and the Kansas Health Foundation of Wichita.

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