District: 83% of Yakima students on free or reduced lunch

District: 83% of Yakima students on free or reduced lunch »Play Video
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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Action News learned 83 percent of students are now getting free or reduced lunch in Yakima. That's about five percent more than just three years ago.

Barge-Lincoln Elementary has 99 percent of its students on the program.

Action News learned only about 2,500 students in the Yakima School District don't qualify for any help.