Kansas City schools offers third meal

Late afternoon snack gets students through after school programming.

April 16—A cup of yogurt, string cheese, a bag of grapes and graham crackers is enough to get students through after school programs at the Kansas City school district, but there is some concern that this is the only evening meals these kids are getting.

Eighteen schools in the district now offer this third meal each day to students attending after school programming.  The district started offering the supper to students in October and expanded the program in January to include nearly 1,700 students—10% of the district.