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Findlay students may qualify for free/reduced meals this year

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

With the new school year starting, most families are preparing their students with school supplies and new clothes, but some struggling families might not even be able to afford the basic needs for their kids.

According to FeedingAmerica.org, 16.7 million children under 18 in the U.S. struggle with getting proper nutrition. That's why schools like Findlay City Schools take part in the National School Lunch program.

The program is income-based, and applications come with every student's packet at the beginning of a school year. Additional forms are available in every school office.

Children who qualify can receive a free or reduced-price breakfast and/or lunch every day. Some schools even have programs to send food home with children for the weekend, as well.

Officials say keeping children fed and healthy is all a part of the overall learning and growing process.

"We do know that being hungry and sitting in class is much tougher than having your belly full and satisfied with a good, nutritious meal," said Teresa Welty, food service director for Findlay City Schools.

Families can apply for the program year-round.

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