Summary Of Schools Out For Summer By Anna Quindlen

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“A group of big-city mayors released a study showing that in 2000, requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent, more than at any time in the last decade. In Quindlen's essay “Schools Out for Summer” she addresses many of the food struggles happening not only in other places but right under our noses. During school months it's much less of a problem because of the students going to school and the food programs. So the question is how many kids during the summer are getting the necessary amount of food. “Fifteen million students get free or cut-rate lunches at school, and many get breakfast, too”. With these fifteen million kids on school food plans but how many of these fifteen million kids are getting lunches through the federal summer lunch program. Only three million children get these lunches so what about the other twelve million. These points that Anna Quindlen state the problem to a tee. Although you don't think this is happening in america there are so many children not getting the food needed because of the offset programs.…show more content…
In the essay it says “The people who run food banks report that most of their clients are minimum-wage workers who can't afford to eat on their salaries.” Sese most of the people do work they dont wanna seek help because of the stigma that comes with that. Some families are also denied food stamps, others don't know that they are able to get them. Although some people can get them like the essay said “The average length of a food stamp application is twelve often impenetrable pages; a permit to sell weapons is just two”. Why have something that everyone needs be harder to gain access of over guns which aren't needed. The points that are given definitely back up that this is happening every where and even people who are
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