Red River Radio 8:04 AM Local Newscast

Courtesy: better-texas blog

TX AFTER SCHOOL MEALS - As Texas students return to school , more than half are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.  That means many are also eligible for a newer and lesser known program  called - the Afterschool Meal Program. It allows schools with high poverty populations to serve dinner to all students who participate in afterschool enrichment programs including sports, band, and homework help.  But the Texas Standard News reports, out of the 2 ½ million Texas students eligible,  only 215-thousand kids participated in the program last year.