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School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During SY 2022-23

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Technical Assistance & Guidance
Technical Assistance

USDA continues to work with state child nutrition agencies to offer flexibilities in response to public health needs while still promoting nutritious meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under statewide non-congregate feeding, meal times, and parent pick-up waivers, state agencies may allow school food authorities to provide more than one day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up (by the child or the child’s parent or guardian) or delivery.

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time. This publication may be printed and shared with state agency staff, program operators and stakeholders, and community members.


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Page updated: April 27, 2023