Some Minnesota schools deny lunch to students who can't afford it, study says

About 54% of the state's school districts offer an alternative meal to students, such as cheese or peanut butter sandwiches.

MINNEAPOLIS—The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them.

But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.

A new report shows hungry school children who cannot afford lunch are being denied food in some Minnesota public schools.

The Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid surveyed 94 percent of districts last year and found a majority deprive kids in some way for not having enough money in their lunch accounts.

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