By Andrew Pillow.
According to the Indy-Star, an Indiana congressman would like to make changes to the federal free lunch program. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, has proposed to raise the threshold at which schools qualify for free meals for all students.
Currently if a school has at least 40% of the student body receiving free or reduced lunch, that school can provide free lunch to all of the students. Rokita would like to raise the required percentage to 60%.
Rokita says the plan would save money and help families, but critics say the plan could potentially cause students to miss meals and strain the private sector food banks.
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