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Posted on: September 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger Webinar Announced

The Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites you to a free webinar on October 11, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This online event will offer updates and guidance on how mayors can support implementation of nutritional support for children throughout the summer months. 

During summer, nearly 30 million children lose access to the nutritious meals supplied by the USDA's school breakfast and lunch programs. Recognizing this issue, Congress has enabled states with two significant new tools to combat summer childhood hunger. 

Certain rural communities can now provide children with summer meals through a convenient "grab and go" or home delivery model. Beginning in summer 2024, states will have the opportunity to participate in the permanent, nationwide summer EBT program. This initiative will offer grocery benefits to households with eligible children during the summer, ensuring continued access to nutritious meals. 

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, alafevre@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x116.

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