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Atlanta To Offer Summer Meal Program For Low-Income Children

A lunch tray consisting of pasta with fresh broccoli and slices of bread, and seasonal fresh fruit is set out at a primary school in London during a lunch break on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The drink options are milk and water. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
A lunch tray consisting of pasta with fresh broccoli and slices of bread, and seasonal fresh fruit is set out at a primary school in London during a lunch break on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The drink options are milk and water. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Atlanta city officials say they’re planning to offer a federally supported program to provide meals to low-income children during summer break from school.

City officials say they’re planning to partner with other agencies to feed about 6,000 children this year through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Officials are planning to discuss details of the program Tuesday morning at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center.

Officials said in a statement that 50 percent of Atlanta schoolchildren rely on free or reduced-price meals at school. City officials say roughly a quarter of children in Atlanta and Georgia are considered food insecure during the summer because they could miss meals they’d normally be served at school.