On Friday, June 24th, 2022, Congress passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, which would extend some of the pandemic-era nutrition waivers that allowed schools and other child-serving programs to provide free meals, which were set to expire on June 30th.

Although this legislation will provide needed funding and support for child nutrition, it does not continue the waiver that allowed all students free school breakfast and lunch, nor does it eliminate the reduced-price lunches, which would have expanded free meals to more families. The legislation also comes too late for many summer programs to fully benefit.