Child killers, the masterminds behind the horrific murders of at least three young people, have a new menu of high-quality meals for their hungry children.

In the last few years, the US government has spent billions of dollars on an “affordable” child meal program, with the aim of helping children to survive without eating their way out of homelessness or poverty.

The Children’s Food Program (CFOP), which was launched in 2009, has now expanded to include over 600,000 children in over 400 schools in the US, according to the Associated Press.

A spokesperson for the CFOP told the AP the program has provided over $100 billion in food assistance to more than 17 million children in the last decade, helping millions of families in the country, including many with single parents.

The program is currently targeting the US children, who account for nearly 20 percent of the US population.

But with the US economy currently in the doldrums, there’s a shortage of healthy food and families are looking to get their children off the food stamp rolls.

The CFOP has been criticised for not addressing hunger in a way that’s affordable to the poorest and most vulnerable. 

For many parents, the cost of purchasing healthy food, particularly food for their children, can be prohibitive.

The Child Nutrition and Dietetic Services (CNDDS) programme, which aims to provide meals to children, also has a similar problem.

“A lot of kids go hungry and they need to get food.

They’re very vulnerable,” said Dr David Koehler, CNDDS programme manager.”

So I don’t know how to help them get food that doesn’t cost too much.”

The problem of food insecurity has become a major issue in the American political sphere.

Last year, former President Barack Obama was forced to issue an executive order to end the program, as he tried to address a national hunger crisis. 

Despite a massive increase in the amount of food being thrown out of restaurants, there has been a spike in hunger in recent years.

According to the Department of Agriculture, over 100 million Americans are now classified as food insecure, meaning they can’t afford to buy nutritious foods.

A large number of them are children.

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 10 million children under the age of five in the United States. 

“There are very many children that have no food and are struggling.

They have a lot of challenges,” Dr Koehl told Al Jazeera.”

I think a lot more people would benefit from that program than they have,” he added.”

They would be in a better position to have healthy food.

And, more importantly, to be able to have a healthy environment, to know how they can eat healthy food.”CNDSD says it has trained more than 3,500 school nurses in how to prepare healthy meals for children, and is currently training over 150 school cafeteria workers.

The CFONP is also offering a program to support local food banks.

The organization is encouraging children to “cook together” for the first time, and have children bring their own food.

The CNDSD spokesperson told AlJazeera that the goal is to be a place where children feel like they belong.

“If we want to be safe and welcome to each other and all of our families, we want them to know that they are valued,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that the program is a step in the right direction, but it is not without its challenges.

“We know that we need more funding to make sure we’re getting these kids back to school,” he said.

“But I think that’s something that’s going to be critical as we continue this.”

Read more about the world’s food crisis at Al Jazeera