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Rep. Omar Introduces Legislation to suspend school meal debt

“From day one of the Pandemic, our lunch service professionals have been hard at work, some risking their own health, so that every child who depends on school meals to prevent hunger is served while schools are closed,” said Jessica Bartholow of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. “But even before this national crisis, many American families had economic crises of their own and couldn’t afford to pay for the lunches their children needed to get through the school day. Relieving families and school lunch administrators from debt collection burdens and making school districts whole will help all of us focus on what is needed to get our economy, our schools and our children through the difficult months ahead.”

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