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USDA Extends Flexibilities, Allowing Kids to Continue to Access Meals Safely through the Summer Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2020

Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate kungar@childrensdefense.org

Tracy Najera, Executive Director tnajera@childrensdefense.org

USDA Extends Flexibilities, Allowing Kids to Continue to Access Meals Safely through the Summer Months
COLUMBUS – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the extension of three nationwide waivers that will allow child nutrition programs to continue to flexibly operate to provide much needed meals to children through the summer months.
Secretary Perdue said, “USDA has been extremely aggressive in expanding flexibilities to ensure Americans who have been impacted by the coronavirus continue to receive the food they need for themselves and their families. As our nation reopens and people return to work, we want to continue to be flexible since there is not a one size fits all approach to feeding kids. Extending these waivers throughout the summer ensures local operators can make plans that best suit their communities and keep children fed.”  Download Press Release here.

2020-05-15T16:24:07-05:00May 15th, 2020|
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