Recent USDA Data Shows Fewer Meals Served and Reimbursement Losses for School Meal Programs

2021-05-03

School-Meals-and-Reimbursements-web-storyRecent USDA Data Shows Fewer Meals Served and Reimbursement Losses for School Meal Programs

New data from the USDA shows school meal programs served 30% fewer meals to students and incurred significant losses in federal revenue in the first ten months of the pandemic.  

An SNA analysis  of the newly released USDA data shows that between March and December 2020, schools nationwide served 1.77 billion fewer meals compared to the same timeframe in 2019, equating to a $2 billion loss in federal revenue for school meal programs. 

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