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The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation may soon offer meals to low-income children.
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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.

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