WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday that the Biden-Harris Administration is distributing up to $1.5 billion dollars for states and school districts to help with school supply chain issues when it comes to meal programs.
The funding is made available through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.
A breakdown of the funding would be:
- $1 billion to purchase food for meal programs
- $300 million to purchase food to be distributed to schools
- $200 million to form cooperative agreements to buy food from local and underserved communities.
“USDA’s school meal programs have a wide-reaching impact on the health and well-being of our nation’s children,” said Vilsack. “Now, more than ever, America’s children need access to healthy and nutritious foods and our school nutrition professionals play a huge role in making that happen."
To learn more about this effort, visit www.usda.gov