Summer Food Program Fights Attendance Drop
The number of kids taking advantage of Rochester's free Summer Foods Program has fallen dramatically. WXXI News looks at what's being done to make sure poor children get the healthy food they need.
WXXI's Kate O'Connell reports administrators know there is a need because 89% of students in the City School District are eligible for free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches.
The concern is that the summer food program doesn't see anywhere near that number of children, which raises the question about where those kids go to get healthy meals in the weeks between the end of school and when they come back for classes in the Fall.