The Board of Supervisors took steps Tuesday to ensure that after-school snacks continue to be provided in county parks in low-income neighborhoods.
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis said federal funding from the Department of Agriculture was no longer available, but suggested going after state Department of Education dollars.
“A hungry child is an unhealthy child and will likely grow up to be an unhealthy adult,” Solis said. “And a hungry child cannot focus on schoolwork, and as a result will likely grow up to be a disadvantaged adult.”
Staffers will work with state officials to try and get funding for 47 parks in unincorporated areas of the county.
“All children deserve an equal chance to succeed in school and in life, but they will not succeed if they are hungry,” Solis said.
— Wire reports
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