Hunger Program’s Slow Start Leaves Millions of Children Waiting

The New York Times | Jason DeParle

“This is why we need a federal nutrition safety net — hunger does not have state borders.”

Two months after Congress approved billions of dollars in school meal replacement support through the Families First Act, only 15% of eligible children had received benefits. This story from The New York Times discusses the acceleration of this hunger program and how it aims to address food insecurity during the pandemic.

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