The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Is Allowing Free Meal To Be Available To All Children Through The End Of This Academic Year.
The meals will be available to children whether they are in school or doing virtual learning at home, according to an announcement Friday. To ensure children receive Free Meal, the government is extending waivers, such as allowing Free Meal to be served outside of typical times and allowing parents to pick up Free Meals for children.
Many Lehigh Valley schools have been providing meals since the pandemic started in March. The Allentown School District, which reopened virtually this fall, provides students with breakfast and lunch daily. From March through August, Pennsylvania schools provided more than 25 million Free Meal to children in need, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.
Feeding America projects more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity this year, marking a 45% increase in general food security rates and a 65% increase in child food insecurity rates compared to pre-COVID-19 statistics.
This news was originally published at mcall.com