Moore Looks To Provide Free Meals Permanently
A Wisconsin congresswoman wants help for hungry kids in America to be permanent.
The bill would provide breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner free to all children, regardless of income. Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says expanding the school-based free meal program would accomplish three goals:
1.) Ensure kids get fed
2.) Reduce paperwork and bureaucracy
3.) End any stigma from qualifying for government help.
The Congressional Budget Office has not written a formal cost estimate, but the existing school lunch program costs about 14-billion dollars a year, according to the U-S Agriculture Department.