Skip navigation

USDA Grant Funds Study of Full-Day/All-Year School Meals

Pilot in Virginia will gauge impact of summer, weekend/holiday and three daily meals.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a $8.8 million grant to the Virginia Dept. of Education to implement its Virginia Hunger-Free Kids Act Demonstration Project, which is designed to test the impact of providing three school meals a day to all children in select schools during the school year, food for weekends and school breaks and more resources for low-income households to purchase food during the summer months. The grant was one of five totaling $27 million announced by Vilsack in a speech at the 2015 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, all designed to help end childhood hunger.

TAGS: K-12 Schools
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.