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When school lets out for summer, hunger begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a lot of kids, the sound of school’s final bell signals fun and freedom. But it leaves many students wondering from where their next meal will come.
“It’s counter intuitive for most Americans. We think of summertime as a carefree time for most of us and our kids. But summertime is the time of year when a child within the borders of the U.S. is much more likely to go hungry than any other time year,” says Kevin Concannon, undersecretary for food nutrition and consumer services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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