USDA Makes It Easier, Safer to Feed Children Amid Washington State Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a request from Washington State to allow meal service during school closures to minimize potential exposure to the coronavirus. These meals are available at no cost to low-income children, and are not required to be served in a group setting, to ensure kids receive nutritious meals while schools are temporarily closed.