School lunch program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was established in 1946 to provide low-cost or free school lunches to qualified students of public or nonprofit private schools. This program was also established as a way to prop up food prices by absorbing farm surpluses. The NSLP is a federal subsidy paid to states that provide lunches to more than 30 million children each day at an annual cost of about $9 billion. Child advocates claim this may be the best meal millions of American children are going to get that day. They also say that lunchtime is an important and memorable social experience for many students. The Summer Food Service Program makes these meals available during summer vacation to many needy students under the age of 18. A similar program has been proposed for providing meals to these students on weekends.

Pending Legislation:
S.613 - Summer Meals Act of 2015
S.540 - School Food Modernization Act

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