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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:18 PM

U.S. can provide for poorest kids; when it wants to

By Petula Dvorak / The Washington Post

America has proven that we can take care of our most vulnerable children, our families, our future.

But only when we want to.

Wartime? Economic crisis? Global pandemic? We’re on it.

“Children all too frequently go without sufficient and proper nourishment while rent, gas and shoe bills are paid,” wrote Lucy H. Gillett, in the November 1936 edition of the Journal of Home Economics, just as the nation established a federal school lunch program to combat hunger and malnutrition in children during the Great Depression.


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