WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act to extend important funding and flexibility for communities to provide children healthy meals this summer and provide support to schools and daycare providers to respond to supply chain challenges and high food costs for the coming school year. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House by voice vote. Keep Kids Fed was introduced by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA 03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R NC-5).
“Schools and parents can rest easy knowing that help is on the way so kids can continue getting school and summer meals,” said Senator Stabenow. “The President and Congress have made sure school and summer meal programs get much-needed support to deal with ongoing food service issues and keep kids fed.”
“It’s great to see this bipartisan, bicameral bill that provides temporary, targeted relief come together and become law in a timely manner. Parents can feel confident that their children will continue to have access to healthful, nutritious meals this upcoming school year and in the summer months. School administrators will continue to get relief from rising food prices and supply chain issues. And it is all done in a manner that avoids putting an additional burden on taxpayers,” Senator Boozman said.
More information on this legislation can be found here.