(Ohio) – State Senator joins the effort to make federal child nutrition programs more efficient, flexible, and better equipped to reach children in need during the summer months.
According to a statement released from Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) office, the Senator joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the legislation.
While statewide, school districts already use mobile summer lunch programs to help feed families in need, officials seem eager to see the passage of the legislation in hopes it would bring more money and additional resources.
The bill, the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019 would add flexibility to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFS). The program currently provides children from low-income families free lunch and snacks throughout the summer break.