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No Md. schoolchild should go hungry

No Md. schoolchild should go hungry

As state lawmakers search in earnest for bipartisan ground, hopefully everyone can agree that no child attending school in Maryland should go hungry. In 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a bill with unanimous legislative support that goes a long way toward addressing childhood hunger. The Hunger Free Schools Act of 2015 authorized the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which provides all students in eligible participating schools with free breakfast and lunch, every school day. The law is up for reauthorization this year — and we urge lawmakers to once again show their support for an option that truly makes a difference in the academic, social and emotional welfare of our...

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