NJ Spotlight News

Expanded free school-meal program set to expire

Clip: 08/30/2022 | 4m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

Thousands of New Jersey children will soon lose access to free meals when COVID-19-related funding for the temporary program expires on Sept. 30. With more research pointing to negative academic and social outcomes associated with food insecurity, anti-hunger advocates are ramping up calls for federal leaders to permanently fund universal free meals in public schools.

Aired: 08/30/22

Rating: NR

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