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Rachel Cooper joins Austin's Morning News for an interview

Free lunches in schools in Texas?

Nearly 3,500 high poverty Texas schools now have an opportunity to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without having to collect cumbersome school meal applications. Thanks to a new federal program called Community Eligibility, up to 2 million Texas students could gain easier access to free meals to help them succeed in school. Rachel Cooper, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, joined us today to discuss this new program she is promoting to our local schools.