From the National Journal
With millions of children going hungry, advocates are warning that
Congress and federal officials need to step up their response to
ensure kids have access to nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Agriculture Department last week announced it would extend a food
program providing free meals to children into the fall, a move that lawmakers
and hunger advocates praised.
But advocates argue the program needs to be available for the rest of the
academic calendar going into 2021. They’re also calling on Congress to continue
a pandemic food-benefit program and to boost food-stamp benefits. Read more here: