Advocates urge Congress to extend pandemic-era free school lunch program

The federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June.
Advocates say the pandemic has shown what can happen when all children in schools have the same access to meals. (Shannon Young/KGNU)

 

This story comes to KHOL through the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaborative.

The federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. Many school nutritionists, food policy experts and child welfare advocates are urging the government to extend the program another year.

Listen above for more.

Want More Stories Like This?

Donate any amount to support independent media in the Tetons.

KHOL 89.1 Jackson Hole Community Radio Membership Support Ad

About Shannon Young

Shannon Young is News & Public Affairs Director for KGNU in Boulder, Colorado. Young is a longtime independent journalist, with a vast history in editorial and production leadership. She had been working in Mexico as a foreign correspondent and regularly contributed to PRX’s “The World”, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The Guardian, Vice News, Truthout, and the Texas Observer.

Related Stories

Stay in Touch with Your Community.

The latest local news, music and culture each week. From our dedicated team to your inbox. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest