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USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic

March 10, 2021

USDA has extended several waivers that allow all children throughout the country to continue to receive meals while school is out during the summer.

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2021 Virtual National Child Nutrition Conference

January 24, 2021

Join the child nutrition community for an incredible few days of training and learning opportunities. Learn from and network with colleagues from across the nation.

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SFSP 2021 Reimbursement Rates Published

December 30, 2020

The reimbursement rates for the 2021 Summer Food Service Program are now available. These rates are effective as of January 1, 2021.

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SFSP Waivers & Key Flexibilities

October 9, 2020

USDA has issued nationwide waivers to ensure that our most vulnerable populations have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic. This waiver allows Summer Food Service Program operations to continue through end of school year 2020-2021.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank Serves Summer Meals to 16,000 Children

July 23, 2020

“1 in 5 children in our service area are not getting the nutritious food they need. When kids don’t have what they need, emotional and learning needs suffer.”

Learn how they are combatting food insecurity in their neighborhood.

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