August 30, 2021

Community groups urge DeSantis to apply for $820 million in food aid for kids [Miami Herald]

Lawrence Mower writes:

More than four months after Florida first could have applied for $820 million in food aid, it’s still unclear if state officials are seeking the money — which is enough to feed 2.1 million children in low-income homes.

More than 80 advocacy groups, including several from South Florida, signed on to a letter Monday urging DeSantis to request the federal aid.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office hasn’t answered repeated questions from the Herald/Times over the past week about the aid’s status.


'There’s still a need for the program, even though schools are in session now,' Huddleston said [emphasis added]. 'The summer [program] is a way for families with low income to get relief, because they’re still playing catch-up from their food costs this summer.'"


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