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Lawmakers pass school lunch bill

June 26, 2004

Albany- The new bill would automatically qualify children for free meals if their families receive food stamps.

It's expected to add about 50,000 children to the school lunch lines. Other changes reduce the amount of paperwork parents must fill out before their children can receive free or reduced meals.

The federal lunch program provides hot meals to nearly 27 million students every day. Last year, Dougherty County received federal money to provide free lunch and breakfast to all students.

Posted at 6:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com