USDA pumps $750 million into school meals to counter inflation, supply chain woes

Schools are not only wrestling with how to educate children amid the surge in coronavirus cases. They are also contending with feeding kids as inflation and supply chain problems disrupt their ability to serve meals.

That’s why the US Department of Agriculture is pumping an estimated $750 million more into school meals programs nationwide as part of a midyear adjustment to the reimbursement rate.
Schools will receive an additional 25 cents per lunch to counter higher food costs and other issues, the agency said Friday.
“This adjustment is well-timed to ensure the purchasing power of schools keeps pace with the cost of living,” the USDA said in a statement

(SOURCE) https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/07/politics/usda-school-lunch-inflation-supply-chain/index.html

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