SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A new report shows more than half of Nevada's students are receiving free or reduced-price meals.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture issued their annual report on Thursday. It shows 54% of students meet income eligibility requirements this year, up 6,000 students from 2013. It's also a dramatic increase in numbers from 2008, when 170,000 students or 40% qualified.
Nearly 295,000 meals are served daily in Nevada to children in the national lunch and breakfast programs. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals.