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FYI: Summer food aid programs for kids are among the services that didn’t make it through the budget wringer intact. According to the Community Food Resource Center, the new budget leaves 200 fewer schools open as sites where kids can get free lunches during the next two months. After summer school ends on August 8th, that number will double. Nearly 200,000 children got free lunch at school sites last July, and 150,000 last August. But CFRC argues that 40,000 fewer kids than last year will get those free lunches this month as a result of the closings, and that 75,000 fewer than last year will get them in August. [7/8/03]

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