Schools feed more during summer, but state still missing $49 million

Summer meals offered in Texas currently reach 11.9 children for every 100 who qualify for subsidized lunch during the full school year.

HOUSTON—A report distributed today by the Texas Food Bank Network finds that Texas expanded the number of needy children fed at state-sponsored summer meal sites by eight percent in 2013.

The report, authored by the Washington, D.C.-based Food Research and Action Center tracked the addition of 297 summer meals sites across Texas that year, increasing the daily number of children served to 280,018.

Much of the increase was attributed to school districts serving more children during summer school.