Renewed stress over buying school meals for students
School meals are no longer covered for everyone after a federal pandemic program comes to an end, but that doesn’t mean families are OK.
“Families who are working families–some with two or three jobs are just having difficulty making ends meet,” said Kristen Wild, Operation Food Search President and CEO.
Wild says there’s been about a 33-percent increase in people using the charitable food system from all across the area, in both urban and rural settings. At the same time, donations have decreased by 25 percent. Read more.