Ohio has its share of poverty but lags behind most other states for participation in a program designed to keep school children from going hungry during the summer months.
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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
Percentage of children who ate free or reduced-price school lunch in 2012-13, who also ate Summer Food Service Program meals in 2013.
1. New York 36.47
2. New Hampshire 35.71
3. Wisconsin 30.40
4. Maryland 25.98
5. Vermont 25.91
40. Ohio 10.30
46. Mississippi 8.75
47. Colorado 8.56
48. Nevada 6.14
49. Kentucky 6.03
50. Oklahoma 4.69