Here’s how 3 K-12 operators are feeding kids during the first few weeks of school

FSDs share new challenges, goals and what they’ve gleaned so far.


Senate passes funding bill that includes nearly $8B in nutrition assistance

The legislation, which was signed into law Thursday morning, would allow the USDA to further extend all Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option meal waivers.

After twice delaying the start of in-person instruction, the district is now welcoming back students at all grade levels.

The legislation will add almost $8 billion in funding for school nutrition programs.

Schools and after-school care centers with state agency approval will now be able to serve at-risk meals and snacks regardless of location.

Nearby districts and other community members have stepped in to help distribute meals.

Any child under 18 can now receive free breakfast and lunch for Saturday.

K-12 schools are looking at a variety of ways to serve students as they start the school year either remotely or in person.

The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would temporarily grant universal free meals to all students.

In the age of COVID-19, K-12 operators are forming community ties and reanalyzing their roles in the greater food system.

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