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Arizona served 1.1 million meals to children in low-income areas of the state last summer. That was still just a fraction of the number of kids who qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, like those in this 2013 photo.

State officials hope to increase the number of free meals from the 1.1 million served last summer under the Summer Food Service Program. But they said one of the biggest challenges is putting meal sites where low-income kids can find them, and making kids want to come back. Read more»

President Barack Obama signs the Agricultural Act of 2014 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Among the many provisions in the nearly $1 trillion bill are cuts to the food stamp program, but they will not be felt by Arizona recipients.

President Barack Obama signed a farm bill Friday that includes $8 billion in cuts to the food-stamp program over the next 10 years, but Arizona recipients will not see a reduction in their benefits. But advocates point to benefits cuts in November and worry that more may be coming. Read more»