Millions not getting school breakfasts
Only 6.7 million of the 16 million low-income children eligible for free or discount breakfasts are getting them, an advocacy group said Thursday after reviewing government data.

Food Stamps Jan 2003
Total Participants in Jackson County 26,465
Child Participants in Jackson County 10,760
% of Jackson County population participating 14.3%
% of Jackson County children participating 24.2%
Average monthly food stamp benefit $80.50

School Lunch 2002-2003
Children receiving free and reduced-price school lunch 11,213% of children receiving free and reduced priced school lunch 38.2%
Emergency Food 2001-2002
People receiving food from food box per month (average) 5,240Food Boxes distributed each month (average) 2,008
Older Adults 2002
Average monthly congregate meals 4,329
Average monthly home-delivered meals 12,218



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