School meal debt results in students going hungry, experiencing lunch shaming, and financial pressure on their families. This bill would suspend any late fees associated with unpaid meals, cancel the meal debt for families, and require the Department of Agriculture to reimburse each school food authority and local educational agency. Families deserve support during this time, and this bill will provide much-needed economic relief.
We urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act and to include it in the next stimulus package.
We need your voice: Tell Congress to support suspending school meal debt during COVID-19!
CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION!