September 21, 2021

In reversal, Florida to apply for $820 million in food aid

Lawrence Mower writes:

"TALLAHASSEE — In a reversal, Florida announced this week it would tap into $820 million in federal food aid money for children in low-income households.

After weeks of saying the money wasn’t needed, Florida’s Department of Children and Families said Tuesday that it is applying for the no-strings-attached funding after all.


'This is wonderful news for the more than 2 million children who will qualify and for their families, who are still playing catch up from additional food costs incurred during the summer,' said Sadaf Knight, CEO of Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], in a statement."


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