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Funding Healthy School Meals for All would allow more schools to partner with farms to provide fresh, local produce to students. This would be a major economic boon for small farms as well as rural and suburban communities where poverty is prevalent but less concentrated than in urban school districts. When students eat two meals each day at school, families are able to save, on average, $140 per month per student. That adds up fast, especially for families that are struggling to make ends meet at a time when prices for everyday essentials are on the rise.