More students receiving free or reduced-price meals

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Updated: 1/24 2:32 pm
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.
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AndThereItIs - 1/28/2014 2:45 AM
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Allow me to add MY 2 cents worth..from a personal perspective...we're an upper middle class family who pays a mortgage; has two car notes; pays taxes; have 3(three) children and are both in our early 30's (thirty's) and our family encountered a FINANCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY devistating diagnosis of stage III Colon Cancer in my sole providing husband. I was faced with having to subject my already stressed; sleep deprived; fearful self to the painstaking, rigorously challenging application process to aid MY family to some much needed temporary help. Help designed for our given situations in life; but still abused by some...either way, that doesn't allow you certain viewers to voice your stereotypical opinions.... Because those disgusting comments are HURTFUL to those that have/are in need of a free/reduced lunch for their child(ren) who are in the end powerless over the situation at hand. Some abuse it..but NOT ALL..so DON'T assume that every single child on free or reduced lunch has POS parents.

tonysam - 1/24/2014 4:41 PM
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Why do you two assume kids are just out having sex so they can have kids so they can go on "welfare"? What kind of idiotic reasoning is that? Ever hear of the lousy economy? Many, many people are working, and they can't make it. Many people were in the middle class and had their livelihoods taken away thanks to ruinous trade agreements and more and more tax money going to the few at the very top. Stop the racist assumptions about children who are free and reduced lunches.

Denton - 1/24/2014 3:27 PM
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@Bubbles These kind of People for the most part, NOT all, only think about the short term when having sex. The ability to feed and all the other things needed is very expensive so they rather just do the deed and have others feed their children.

Bubbles - 1/24/2014 2:31 PM
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Why do people have children they can not afford to feed?
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