Record numbers of American students getting free and reduced-price lunches, and many school districts are struggling to keep up with demand.
While the cost to districts averages $2.92 per free lunch, schools receive just $2.57 in federal reimbursement. That's according to the School Nutrition Association. Some states pitch in extra, but many schools are stretching budgets to make up the difference, as USA Today reports.
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