USDA to Provide One Million Meals Per Week to Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture is working with a number of private corporations to ensure children continue to get meals during the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a collaboration with the Texas based Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty as well as McLane Global, the Pepsi Corporation and others to deliver nearly one million meals a week to students in a number of rural schools.

“Feeding children who are affected by school closures is a top priority for President Trump and this Administration. USDA is working with private sector partners to deliver boxes of food to children in rural America who are affected by school closures,” Perdue said in the statement.

“Right now, USDA and local providers are utilizing a range of innovative feeding programs to ensure children are practicing social distancing but are still receiving healthy and nutritious food,” the statement read.