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Pandemic Policies Took a Bite Out of Child Hunger

Federal pandemic waivers took a bite out of child hunger, according to census data, and there are concerns those trends could be reversed when the waivers expire in June.

The policies improved access to school meals through universal free lunch, additional emergency funds for EBT cards, and by giving districts the flexibility to feed kids through mobile delivery and backpack programs.

Original Article: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2022-04-06/hunger-food-nutrition/pandemic-policies-took-a-bite-out-of-child-hunger/a78546-1%7C0-2-a1,0-2-a2

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