The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go back to school. Millions of families and students across the country have been impacted, whether they’re planning for in person or online learning. But, what often gets lost in the shuffle is that the pandemic has also had a profound impact on the millions of students and families who rely on schools for food. While school food service providers have done all they can to keep kids fed, they need help! We need to do something to make sure that children who have been impacted by the pandemic continue to have access to nutritious foods whether they’re learning in person, or in an online, virtual classroom.
Due to COVID-19, there is expected to be a massive influx of children who are eligible for free meals in the fall, and universal meals would allow school food service programs to focus on keeping the kids fed instead of filling out paperwork – and help their programs remain afloat. This action would benefit ALL CHILDREN from across the country who need our help now more than ever.
Please take just 30 seconds to contact Congress in support of child nutrition programs today!
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