USDA Provides $1 Billion for Local Foods in School Meals

Secretary Vilsack also supports the recent signing of Keep Kids Fed Act.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced last week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be investing $1 billion into supporting American-grown foods through their meal programs. Department officials will implement this funding along with the recently signed Keep Kids Fed Act, which provides extra resources to schools, summer meal sites, and child care food through the 2022-2023 school year. 

“The Biden Administration knows that ongoing impacts of supply chain issues and rising food costs continue to be a challenge for many schools and child nutrition operators, and we are thankful for Congress stepping up to ease some of their burdens,” said Secretary Vilsack. “No matter the circumstances, USDA and all our partners must continue collaborating to provide our young ones with the healthy meals they count on.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For USDA officials seeking to provide adequate lunches for students.
  • That the funds will be utilized effectively and efficiently in the food programs.
  • For the president and his administration as they address the supply chain and food supply

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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