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USDA Announces New Investments in School Meals to Support Healthy Kids

USDA announced several actions to expand support for and access to the school meal programs, including awarding $50 million in grants that will increase collaboration between schools, food producers and suppliers, and other partners to develop nutritious, appetizing school meals for kids.

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Statement by Secretary Vilsack on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share—all while ensuring no one making less than $400,000 per year pays more in taxes.

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USDA Selects Five States to Test Mobile Contactless Payments in SNAP

FNS is partnering with five states to test mobile payment technology in SNAP. In the next few years, SNAP participants in Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Oklahoma will have the option to use mobile payments methods – like tapping or scanning their personal mobile device – as an alternative to their physical SNAP card.   

Fact Sheet - USDA Support for Food Banks and the Emergency Food System
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FACT SHEET: USDA Support for Food Banks and the Emergency Food System

The administration is equipping emergency food providers with significant levels of investments so they can continue serving their communities well through ongoing and evolving challenges. These investments focus on additional food purchases, improving infrastructure, supporting health and nutrition, bolstering local food systems, and promoting access and equity to continue to drive toward a stronger tomorrow.

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USDA Helps Strengthen School Meal Programs in U.S. Virgin Islands

To address food insecurity in the U.S. Virgin Islands and provide more equitable resources to remote locations, FNS is increasing the reimbursement rates that child nutrition program operators receive for meals served in U.S. Virgin Islands from 17% to 30% above the contiguous United States rates.