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Nikki Fried: USDA Extending Universal Free School Meals Through June 2022

“With food insecurity worsened by an ongoing pandemic, its lasting effects will be felt by Florida’s most vulnerable for years to come. Ensuring that all of Florida’s kids are fed no matter their family income, has always been a top priority. As a longtime advocate for universal school meals, I’m thankful for the USDA’s extension so that we can continue to provide access to healthy, nutritious meals, on which so many children have come to rely,” she said.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Warn Floridians About COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Joining warnings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FDACS is providing consumer tips and spreading the message to ensure Floridians can avoid these scams.

Blacks and Women Helping Increase Gun Sales Across Florida and the U.S.

According to the NSSF report, most of those sales--55.8 percent--were from white men while white women made up 16.6 percent of the sales. Black men made up 9.3 percent of those sales while black females made 5.4 percent, Hispanic males were 6.9 percent of them and Hispanic females were 2.2 percent.

FDACS Continues to Offer Free Meals to Children Through Summer BreakSpot

Due to the coronavirus pandemic which caused schools to close, the program has been in operation in March, with around 1,600 Summer BreakSpot sites providing 3.5 million meals in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) social distancing recommendations.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Mark National Consumer Protection Week

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried are raising awareness of consumer fraud, scams, and abuse during National Consumer Protection Week.