Meal Programs Scramble to Feed More Hungry Children

By Virginia Sole-Smith


“Nobody should be afraid to apply for a benefit because they’re afraid of how they’ll be perceived as a parent,” said Parker Gilkesson, a policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C., who has previously worked as a social services eligibility worker in North Carolina. “But that’s what happens. I can’t count the number of times a client would tell me, ‘I’m not like those other people who get benefits.’”

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