USDA extends, expands free school meal program

Posted at 8:17 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 10:17:59-04

MISSOULA — The US Department of Agriculture is extending and expanding a critical food assistance program that has been providing free meals to millions of children during the coronavirus pandemic.

The USDA has announced that in addition to extending the Free Meals to Children Assistance program through Dec. 31, the agency is also expanding access to it.

The changes include allowing meals to be served at any time throughout the day and allowing officials to distribute them "in all areas and at no cost."

Parents or guardians will also be able to pick up food for their children. You can check with your local school for availability.

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