Archive – March 2020

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Food Banks Face Rising Need Following Coronavirus School Closures

As of this writing, 47.9 million public school students across the United States are staying home from school because of the COVID-19 outbreak. With 22 million students relying on free or reduced-price lunches, a gaping hole will be left by the National School Lunch Program.

So far, the USDA has acted swiftly to make existing food assistance programs work under the unprecedented circumstances. Eligible schools can now put their USDA summer meals programs into action at no cost to students. The USDA has also waived the requirement to serve those meals in a group setting in order to promote ...

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