The next wave of federal food aid for children and families
Last month, the Biden administration unveiled the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, which includes $45 billion to enrich federal nutrition programs for families and children. The plan builds on the expansion of the Pandemic-EBT program from March 2021.
Research has shown that summer EBT programs decrease food insecurity among children but some children have yet to benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic food aid program due to administrative challenges.
Listen to Health Affairs’ Leslie Erdelack and Jessica Bylander discuss food insecurity and President Biden’s latest efforts on federal food aid.
- How COVID-19 Threatens The Safety Net For US Children (Health Affairs)
- Biden Proposal Will Make Free School Lunch Available To 29 Million Children Every Summer (CNBC)
- Low-Income Families Left Waiting For Billions In Food Aid As Children Go Hungry (Politico)
- The Effect Of Pandemic EBY On Measures Of Food Hardship (Brookings)