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Focus on: Food/Community schools

Food for thought

How can schools keep kids fed and focused in Philly, which has the highest poverty rate among big U.S. cities?

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Will Trump target the school lunch program?

Nutrition advocates worry that a draft executive order seems to take aim at immigrant children who receive free and reduced-price meals.

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Neighborhoods reveal different priorities

After lots of data collection, teams are working to tailor each community school's services to address the needs of its students and residents.

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Gideon has fought hunger for years

The elementary has a long tradition of giving holiday baskets to some families. Soon, monthly backpacks of food will be offered.

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Two school coordinators settle into their new roles

At Dobbins and Southwark, plans are taking shape to address different needs.

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How KidsBites at Lowell Elementary has evolved

Twice monthly, Philabundance volunteers distribute groceries that school families can take home. Target helped get the effort started in 2012.

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Student-created breakfast item joins the District’s menu

Before arriving at the final apple-cranberry version of Rebel Crumbles, the teen crew tried more than 50 varieties.

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