How To Feed D.C.'s Low-Income Children On Snow Days | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

How To Feed D.C.'s Low-Income Children On Snow Days

Play associated audio
The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation may soon offer meals to low-income children.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/6276704367/
The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation may soon offer meals to low-income children.

Council member Mary Cheh wants the Department of Parks and Recreation to come up with a plan to provide healthy meals to low-income children on snow days.

Cheh says nearly 50,000 children in the District receive school meals for free or at a reduced price because their families live below the federal poverty level. When schools are closed because of the weather, she says many of these students don't have access to meals.

Cheh says she selected the Department of Parks and Recreation because they already provide more than one million meals to low-income children during the summer months. And recreation centers in low income neighborhoods could serve as distribution points.

Cheh says the District can get reimbursed through a federal program and wants DPR officials to come up with a plan by Oct. 1 this year.

NPR

Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
NPR

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.
NPR

Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.
NPR

In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.