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    SNF Announces 2021 Equipment Grant Recipients

    SNF has announced winners of its 2021 Equipment Grant Program. Five school nutrition professionals are each being awarded up to $65,000 worth of equipment to benefit their school meal programs.


    New USDA Data: Fewer Meals Served, $2B Loss for School Meal Programs

    New USDA data reveals school meal programs served 30% fewer meals to students and incurred significant losses in federal revenue in the first nine months of the pandemic. SNA continues to urge Congress to provide additional relief funds to keep school meal programs financially sustainable and ensure student access to healthy school meals.


    COVID-19 Waivers, Free School Meals Extended to Sept. 30

    SNA applauded the announcement today by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of the extension of key COVID-19 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through September 30, 2021.


    SNA Members to Advocate for Equal Access to School Meals

    Next week, during SNA's 49th Legislative Action Conference, more than 775 school meal program operators from across the country will urge Congress to support school meals for all students at no charge and provide financial relief to offset continued meal program losses.


    SNF Launches LEAD to Succeed™ Initiative

    SNF has launched a new professional development program that is free to all school nutrition professionals. LEAD to Succeed™ is made possible through a $2 million grant from USDA.


    SNA Releases 2021 Position Paper

    SNA is calling on Congress to permanently offer school meals to all students at no charge through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and to take additional steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of school meal programs.


    SNA Welcomes School Meal Program Relief Funds

    SNA applauded Congress for passing a stimulus bill which includes critical funds to offset some of the losses school nutrition programs have incurred during the pandemic.


    Free School Meals Extended Through SY 2020-21

    USDA announced the extension of all SFSP and SSO waivers through the end of SY 2020/21. SNA applauded USDA and Congress for their work to address challenges faced by school nutrition professionals, working to feed hungry children during the pandemic.

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