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SCHOOL UPDATE: Reimbursement

April 23, 2020

School districts feed hungry but may not be reimbursed

School districts have turned their cafeterias into food banks and soup kitchens to meet the emergency needs of children and families who have trouble affording food due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but these additional meals may not be covered by federal child nutrition program reimbursement rules. Katie Wilson of the Urban School Alliance estimates the 12 largest US school districts will spend from $12 million to $19 million through the end of June to meet the demand, and the organization is asking Congress and federal agencies for help.

 Full Story: The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/19)