What an ongoing government shutdown could mean for school lunches

January 25, 2019 | CNN

Concern is mounting across the country over whether the government shutdown might have an effect on school lunches.

The US Department of Agriculture’s child nutrition programs — which provide low-cost or free school meals to children in need — are fully funded through the end of March, according to a tweet from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday.

Yet with the shutdown at 34 days and counting, some schools and families are worried about what could happen to school meal programs if it continues.

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