The School MEALS Act of 2019


On October 24, 2019, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 2692, the School Modernization and Efficient Access to Lunches for Students Act of 2019. This legislation enhances direct certification through USDA grants and technical assistance, expedites the direct certification process and provides flexibilities for eligibility data collection. Direct certification and CEP have been shown to significantly increase access to school breakfast and lunch programs by reducing administrative burdens and eliminating unpaid meal debt.

Read Senator Casey’s full press release.

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