CARE for Kids Act


Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT-05) and Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) introduced H.R. 3997 and S. 1590, the Caregivers, Access and Responsible Expansion for Kids Act of 2021, or CARE for Kids Act. This bill would expand school meal eligibility to the 2.7 million children who have been displaced due to crises like the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic and now live with grandparents or other caregivers. Senator Bob Casey (PA-D) previously introduced S. 1590, its companion bill in the Senate. 

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