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When a majority of a school's students qualify for free-or-reduced-price lunch, districts can offer free meals to all.
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The Harlandale and San Antonio independent school districts are among the best in the state at making sure their students have enough to eat, according to new research from the nonprofit advocacy group Children at Risk.

Courtesy San Antonio Food Bank

The number of people who have experienced hunger in the U.S. exceeds the combined populations of Texas, Michigan and Maine.

Thousands of military households rely on government food assistance programs, but the Pentagon doesn't track how many service members have trouble feeding their families.

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Texas' prevalence of food insecurity is above the U.S. average, according to 2013-15 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Food insecurity" means that at some point in a year, someone in a household went hungry because the household couldn’t afford food. 

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

Last year Texas received almost $60 million for its Summer Meals Program to feed low income children. But most kids just aren’t showing up, leaving many to worry they’re going hungry. But why?

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