Last October, 41% of public-school students in Rhode Island were low-income, meaning they qualified for free or reduced lunches, according to data from RI Kids Count.
With the Universal Free Lunch Program de-funded, many more face a reality that NO child should have to face -- skipping lunch because there is no food to take from home or because they cannot afford a regular priced meal.
We've been talking to principals and school nurses across the state, and have heard that some are missing the income requirements by PENNIES.
We’re focusing on filling the gap as best we can. If you’re interested in donating a meal or two to students across RI, you can make a difference with as little as $10.