Pandemic Meal Service – By the Numbers

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The Urban School Food Alliance remains focused on helping to ensure students have reliable and consistent access to nutritious meals, and we are supporting our member districts as they transition their regular operations to meet the needs of this time of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds in our country, we are also committed to supporting our broader community and those who are helping to connect kids and their families to the food they need. We are sharing these resources with the hope that they will be helpful to community organizations and schools across the country. New resources will be added to this page as they become available.

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NewsNation: Federal free school meal waivers set to expire June 30

NewsNation: Federal free school meal waivers set to expire June 30

On July 1, the universal free school lunch will be no more. The federal pandemic-era waivers that provided free meals to all students, regardless of economic status, is expiring June 30. Since former President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 aid package in 2020, 10...

Vox: A program that helps millions of hungry kids is about to expire

Vox: A program that helps millions of hungry kids is about to expire

One of the most fundamental and intuitive facts about learning is that it’s hard to focus, or really do much of anything, if you’re hungry. There’s a hierarchy of needs, and stomachs come out on top. Yet youth advocates are staring down a chilling deadline. June 30 is...

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