USDA Launches Summer Nutrition Program

Over 30 million children to receive food assistance .

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that, as a part of the American Rescue Plan, the department would be expanding Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. The initiative will address the difficulties children under the poverty line face during the summer months due to being unable to get free lunches and breakfasts at schools. 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said of the summer program, “By providing low-income families with a simple benefit over the summer months, USDA is using an evidenced-based solution to drive down hunger and ensure no child has to miss a meal.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the USDA is effective in providing food to children in poverty this summer.
  • For the officials of the Agriculture Department as they seek to ensure adequate nutrition for the nation.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Vilsack as assistance programs are implemented. 

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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