Free US school lunches were a dream come true. Now, a hunger crisis looms for 10 million children

Congress has failed to extend school meal waivers, expiring on 30 June, and the impact will be felt almost immediately

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Hasnain says:

“But for now, there appears to be scant political will to continue the waivers on Capitol Hill. The Biden administration didn’t include the extensions in its latest $1.5tn spending bill, reportedly at the insistence of the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. McConnell has not commented publicly on the issue, and his office did not respond to a request for comment. But a GOP aide told Politico in March that it was no longer necessary to expand school nutrition programs more than two years into the pandemic.”

Posted on 2022-06-05T05:30:52+0000