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Nationally recognized free summer meal program for children kicks off in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee program is leading the way for how organizations approach free summer meals.

It’s called the “Milwaukee Model.”

On Tuesday, the Hunger Task Force kicked off the nationally recognized program to address childhood hunger. More than 800,000 meals will be served day and night to hungry children over the next few months, a peak time for childhood hunger.

“We want to make sure that every child, every child, regardless of their economic status has the opportunity to thrive and grow and that means having the opportunity and accessibility to quality foods,” said State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D)-Milwaukee.

There will be 160 sites city-wide providing free food throughout the summer. Those sites will be marked with bright green signs that read “Kids Eat Free Summer Meals Here.”

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