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Teachers in US public schools spend $400M/year to feed their hungry students

According to a 2015 report developed by HungerInOurSchools.org, 37% of public school teachers use personal money to buy food more than once a month for their hungry students. They spend an average of $35/month. [1] With 3.1M teachers in the US, [2] teachers are spending about $400M/year of their personal money to feed hungry students.

To learn more about hunger in our nations public schools, here are some resources:

[1] https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/04/05/public-school-dinners-pantries/70389176/

[2] https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372

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