Gillibrand wants to expand summer school lunches

Kirsten Gillibrand

ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would expand the summer school lunch program to provide more meals to children when school is out.

The New York Democrat plans to announce her bill Wednesday at an event in Oneonta.

Gillibrand’s office says that while 22 million children receive free or reduced-cost lunch at school, only one in seven have access to a good quality lunch during the summer.

Her legislation aims to serve more children by making it easier for community organizations to host summer lunch programs, and by providing dinner to children who participate in evening programs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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