What kind of state turns down help feeding hungry kids?

When American soldiers during World War II were asked what they were fighting for, a popular answer was “mom and apple pie.” Not many would disagree that feeding hungry kids is another cherished value that’s high on the list. Until last week, I’d never heard of summer school lunch programs compared to weapons, nor considered providing nutritious food to children as welfare. Yet both were cited by Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder when she explained why the state isn’t participating in a federal program to fight hunger.

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