Dairy Farmers Help Get Milk and Meals to Kids During Summer Months

When school is out for the summer, millions of children lose access to school meals that include dairy, leaving them at the risk of going hungry. Dairy farmers in the American Dairy Association North East region recognize this problem and are doing their part to ensure kids can receive nutritious food when school is out.

USDA Announces Increased Funding to Support School Meals and to Help Continue Serving Healthy Meals to Kids

January 7, 2022 USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an adjustment in school meal reimbursements to help schools continue to serve children healthy and nutritious meals. This move will put an estimated $750 million more into school meal programs across the nation this year, making sure federal reimbursements keep pace with food and operational costs, while ensuring children continue to receive healthy meals at school.