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June 2019

June 30, 2019

News and notes related to San José Unified and education policy

‘No Kid Hungry’ works to give students needed summer support, (The Mercury News, June 21, 2019) Throughout the school year, many students depend on free lunch to eat every day. But when summer comes around and school is out, those same students have few options. But thanks to organizations like No Kid Hungry, there is a way for them to eat during the summer. No Kid Hungry has been providing food to needy students since 2010, when it was launched by the nonprofit Share Our Strength. This summer in San Jose, Ohlone Middle School, Hoover Middle School, San Jose High School and Lincoln High School were offering breakfast and lunch to kids ages 18 and under for the second half of June. It’s a vital service because according to No Kid Hungry, six out of seven students who rely on subsidized school meals don’t get enough food in the summer. The program covers select dates because they match up with the roughly 60 students who attend summer school at Ohlone.

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