Congress Has Just Days To Extend A Crucial School Summer Lunch Program - News Summed Up

Congress Has Just Days To Extend A Crucial School Summer Lunch Program


Congress is rushing to ensure a federal food program meant to keep low-income children fed in the months school is out does not become harder to access. Michael Loccisano via Getty ImagesA federal program meant to ensure low-income kids are still fed in the summer when school lunches aren’t available is set to be hobbled after June 30. Now Congress is making a last-minute dash to keep that from happening. AdvertisementBut that same last-week-of-school atmosphere may also help, or potentially kill, a deal to keep the summer meal program from serving fewer kids at least into the fall. “This budget-neutral legislation will also put our country’s school nutrition programs back on the right track and keep the permanent pandemic narrative from being used to expand school meal programs beyond their intended purpose,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.), the top-ranking Republican on the panel.


Source: Huffington Post June 23, 2022 10:38 UTC



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