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Nikki Fried Backs USDA Extending Free Meals to Children Through the Summer

Fried applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue a nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through September 30, 2021.
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USDA Extends Free Meals for Children Through the End of 2020

Perdue authorized USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to extend the waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through the end of 2020, keeping almost 80,000 sites open across the country. 
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FDACS: Pandemic Garnered $262 Million in Losses for Florida School Lunch Providers

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness released a report at the end of last week detailing financial effects of COVID-19 on National School Lunch Program (NSLP) sponsors, including public schools and non-profit private schools. 
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