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Schools feel crunch on lunch programs

Food costs hit budgets hard

Eight-year-old twins Rachel (left) and Victoria Shen and their brother, 3-year-old John, ate their lunches at Snug Harbor Elementary School in Quincy yesterday. Eight-year-old twins Rachel (left) and Victoria Shen and their brother, 3-year-old John, ate their lunches at Snug Harbor Elementary School in Quincy yesterday. (Globe Staff Photo / Yoon S. Byun)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / July 16, 2008

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The rising cost of grain, milk, and vegetables is expected to drive up school lunch prices this fall for tens of thousands of students, causing even further financial hardships for already-strapped public school systems across Massachusetts, education officials said. (Full article: 912 words)

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