Frederica Wilson: Florida Getting $155 Million from the Feds for School Meal Programs

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., announced that Florida will get around $155 million through the “Keep Kids Fed Act.”

The funds will go to school meal programs and food programs for day care providers.

On Tuesday, Wilson showcased her previous support for the “Keep Kids Fed Act,” including voting for it in June.

“The legislation allowed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide additional assistance to child nutrition programs by reimbursing them at a higher rate as they continue to serve healthy meals,” Wilson’s office noted. “Under the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Congress provided USDA with key flexibilities to help child nutrition programs continue serving children during the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief helped feed hungry students during the school closures, virtual learning, and social distancing that disrupted traditional meal service. Without the Keep Kids Fed Act, important flexibilities provided under FFCRA would have expired on June 30, 2022.”

“When our kids are hungry, they aren’t ready to learn,” said Wilson. “As a lifelong educator, I’ve seen firsthand just how important they are for students of every age and grade level. I’m proud of House Democrats for putting our kids first and funding these crucial school nutritional programs.”

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