Addressing Childhood Hunger During Pandemic
School districts can keep providing their students with healthy meals over the spring break, even while they are closed for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, these meals help kids stay healthy and ready to learn when school resumes. They also help families stretch their food budget by offering their children meals free of charge and bring revenue into financially strapped districts.
Serving Students During the Coronavirus: Best Practices: Without a streamlined federal plan, effective implementation of emergency school meal measures has been incredibly difficult. Here's a list of best practices from school meal providers from across the country.
Best practices fall into four categories:
- expanding access;
- eliminating barriers;
- ensuring safety; and
- communicating with clarity and transparency.