Summer Lunch

August 16, 2013 - 3:35 AM
In this photo taken July 15, 2013, a child exits a bus decorated with a cartoon frog that serves as a mobile lunch vehicle in Federal Way, Wash. Four days a week this summer, the lime green school bus loaded with games, books and computers rumbles through low-income neighborhoods south of Seattle. Its aim isn't just to entertain kids, but to feed them. Only a fraction of the 21 million children who receive free or reduced-price lunches in school cafeterias around the U.S. are fed regularly over the summer. The federal government has been pushing to improve these numbers, but child advocates say it will take more creativity to reach beyond the about 3.5 million kids who eat at summer food programs according to recent statistics.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)