Food aid continues for those in need

From staff reports

The state departments of Education, Agriculture and Human Services have announced thousands of students and families in need will continue to receive nutritious meals during the pandemic.

The Biden Administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services Department, is extending or providing flexibilities to the National School Lunch Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer.

“We are pleased to hear about USDA’s continued commitment to food security by creating opportunities for students and families to have access to resources that support nutritional needs through the next school year,” Acting Department of Education Secretary Noe Ortega said in a news release.

“These programs create accessibility and offer relief to families during such an unpredictable time in our lives.”