USDA Assists States with $12.5 Billion for Children’s Food

The funding addresses “summer hunger” from lack of school lunches.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the summer hunger plans of 42 states and territories. Many food-insecure children go without adequate nutrition during the summer months because they rely on school meals to provide them with sustenance. The USDA will assist these 42 states and territories with resources and funding, providing $12.5 billion to feed 32 million children over the summer months.

“Providing children with the food and nutrition they need to live healthy lives is a year-round mission, and we are proud to partner with many states and territories to provide food-buying benefits for this summer,” said Cindy Long, administrator of the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. “Our hope is that all states will adopt the program, ensuring that all children have access to the healthy food they need and deserve.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Long to look to God for direction as she heads the Food and Nutrition Service.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to lead the USDA with discernment.
  • For children and students who experience food insecurity through the summer months.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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