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School Lunch: Trump Food Stamp Limit Could End Free Food for Some Kids
Erin Richards

Nearly 1 million low-income students would lose automatic access to free school lunches under a proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration that aims to limit the number of people receiving federal food stamps.

And advocates say even more could lose free meals as the implications of the cuts ripple across low-income schools. But the Trump administration says those concerns are overblown.

Some critics also worry the proposal could imperil a special provision some high-poverty schools use to provide universal free meals to all students without collecting any paperwork. Their fear: As kids lose access to free lunches via SNAP, their schools could drop below the threshold for the government to pay for everyone’s lunches.