The end of free lunch leaves families struggling to feed their kids and nutrition departments under-funded as they navigate families who can’t pay.
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Wisconsin districts seek solutions as school lunch quality comes under fire
‘I just couldn’t bring myself to eat it’: National supply chain and labor shortages have led to worse meals — and a new push to go local
As universal free school meals end, are Wisconsin families ready for it?
Elected officials and advocates debate the fate of free school meals that provided relief to families during the pandemic.
Federal food aid in Wisconsin has evolved, but users still face decades-old barriers
The former head of Wisconsin’s FoodShare program says qualifying for and maintaining food assistance is overly cumbersome for participants
Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure
Some pandemic-related changes could transform FoodShare and other solutions to hunger — if the policies survive expiration dates and the state’s political divide
Wisconsin’s low-income school population rises, includes nearly 4 in 10 elementary students
Nearly four in 10 Wisconsin elementary students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch last school year, and the proportion of low-income elementary students has climbed every year of this decade, according to state Department of Public Instruction data analyzed by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.