Homeless Children: Update on Research, Policy, Programs, and Opportunities. IV-D. Food nutrition programs


As noted earlier, we know that for many homeless children food insecurity is an important issue. As authorized in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 2004, if a student is homeless according to ED definition, he or she is categorically eligible for the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program administered by the USDA.

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