All Kids Now Get Free Lunch In Baltimore Schools
It's not very easy to concentrate on an empty stomach. Can you imagine trying to learn without having any food as fuel? It's not easy! For many students in Baltimore this was a daily occurrence. But they will no longer have to go hungry!
Maryland State Delegate Keith Haynes reported that thanks to The Hunger Free Schools Act of 2015 any school and school district with at least 40 percent of its population considered low-income to offer free meals to all its students. That number means every single school in Baltimore is eligible.
With a growing number of homeless families, this program is ideal for the health and safety of students. The program lets children get both breakfast and lunch for free. This ensures students don't go hungry and can perform at their best.
"It's a win for everyone," Haynes told HuffPost. "Students, whether they can afford to purchase food or not throughout the school year, now have the same access to balanced, nutritious meals while they're in school, and I believe that's the great equalizer."