Milk Money | VideoKristin Clouston | 2/7/2013
The House voted down a bill that would provide milk or juice for underprivileged children, but supporters say they`re still going to find a way to make it happen.
Democrat Corey Mock from Grand Forks says 6,000 North Dakota children, about one-third of all students in kindergarten through the third grade, are at risk of being denied milk or juice at snack time.
"You know most people didn`t realize that there were as many children that there are that have this challenge, that obstacle. So I think everybody, Republicans, Democrats, if there is that problem, if there is that challenge we have an obligation to address that. So if there is an appropriation for the DPI that we can work in a couple hundred thousand dollars to get those kids get the milk or juice they need, that would be the place to bring this to."
Some legislators have started keeping milk cartons on their desks to raise money for students who can`t afford milk.