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Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar push for permanent free school lunch

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The US Department of Agriculture announced on April 20 that it would extend the pandemic-era free school lunch program through spring of 2022. But some Democrats say that extension isn’t enough, and they want free school meals to be a permanent option to combat child hunger.

On Friday, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Gwen Moore of Wisconsin introduced the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021, which would permanently provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all school children details ⇒

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