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All Kids to Receive Free Lunch in Baltimore

Baltimore Schools Will Give Free Meals To All Kids

Baltimore children attending public schools won't have to go another day in class hungry thanks to a new state program. On Tuesday, Maryland State Delegate Keith Haynes (D) spoke at Beechfield Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore to give the good news, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Haynes is the chief sponsor of The Hunger Free Schools Act of 2015, a state law that allows any school and school district with at least 40 percent of its population considered low-income to offer free meals to all its students. That number means every single school in Baltimore is eligible, Haynes told The Huffington Post. Last year, 84 percent of city students qualified for free or reduced-cost meals. Baltimore is one of many Maryland districts currently taking part in the new program.

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