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Parents feel meals are being wasted at summer programs

Parents says they are seeing lots of food go to waste at summer programs with free lunch.

Milwaukee Public School District hands out approximately 8,000 lunches everyday over the course of the summer at their Community Learning Centers.

While the meals are reimbursed by the federal government, parents say that is no excuse and would like to see changes in the menu to help kids eat the food.

“Because a lot of it gets thrown away,” Irene Chacon said. The mother of a 5-year-old says it would be helpful to get meals that gets would like.

At other free lunch programs donated by Hunger Task Force, who partners with Kohl's Cares, haven’t had a problem getting rid of their meals.

A spokesperson for MPSD said administration has not had any complaint so far until CBS58 brought it to their attention. 

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