USDA extending free meals to millions of students

Free school meals thanks to USDA
Posted at 8:59 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 21:59:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending a free school meal program to millions of children.

The program allows families in need to pick up free food from any school campus, even if their child is not enrolled there.

In the past, this program was only offered during summer months when school was not in session.

The expanded program allows for free meals to be provided at any time during the day whether kids are on-site or learning virtually.

The USDA launched the new school lunch program in March, and it was supposed to expire this month when children were expected to return to school.

Now, it has been extended until the end of year.