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Photo Of The 'Invisible' Way Teachers Support Hungry Students Goes Viral

By Mark Pygas

In his first proposed budget as President, Donald Trump suggested making major cuts to  a number of anti-poverty programs. These include Meals on Wheels for the elderly and  after-school programs that feed children from low-income families. 

Director of the Office of Budget Management John Mulvaney told press that the decision to defund these vital after-school programs was taken because there's no "demonstrable evidence" that they help kids perform better in school.

One area of the country that these proposed cuts could hit hardest is in Fairview, Oregon. At Reynolds Learning Academy, 84% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and over 20% experience housing instability.