Hungry Kids: Calls Mount to Extend Pandemic Waivers for Free School Lunches
Millions of children in this country face hunger every day. Black and Latino children and children from single parent families are disproportionately more likely to be impacted due to systemic inequalities. One of the programs that has been trying to tackle this is the school lunch program. During the pandemic, the U.S.D.A introduced a meal waiver program so that any student who needed a free meal at school could receive one regardless of their families income. But that program is coming to an end. Our guest is Dr. Robert S. Harvey, president of FoodCorps, one of the thousands of food justice organizations calling on Congress to extend the waiver. As a former educator, Dr. Harvey says "Hungry kids — no matter their socioeconomic background — simply can’t learn."
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