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      Grant aims at feeding children when not in school


      Michigan has been awarded a federal grant aimed at reducing hunger among low-income children next summer when they don't get breakfast or lunch at school.


      The state expects to receive more than $800,000 to continue a project that provides food aid with a debit-style card. Michigan hopes to provide 10,600 students with a $60 monthly stipend.


      The grant also will cover another 28,000 randomly selected low-income students with $60 or $30 per month for food in various school districts, including Detroit.


      The money comes from the U.S. Agriculture Department.

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