$2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Passed by House of Representatives

2020-03-30 | School Nutrition Association

Later today, the President is expected to sign the CARES Act, a $2 trillion relief package intended to speed relief across the American economy. This is the third aid package from Congress and is meant to keep businesses and individuals afloat during an unprecedented freeze on the majority of American life.  Below is a list of items in the emergency legislation that will impact feeding programs.

Food Access for Families

  • $15.8 billion to fund food assistance changes made in the  Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Republicans and the Trump Administration blocked additional funding to expand benefits for children, families, and seniors.
  • $9 billion to fund child nutrition improvements made in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • $450 million to provide food banks with additional resources for food and distribution.
  • $100 million for food distribution in Tribal communities to provide facility improvements, equipment upgrades, and food purchases.