Pennsylvania to provide $370.50 for low-income parents to replace cost of school meals

“Pennsylvania has gotten permission from the federal government to provide a one-time $370.50 payment to parents of each child who receives free or reduced school lunch to cover the cost feeding kids while schools are closed. The benefit will go to families of 958,000 school-aged children and are intended to offset the costs of feeding the children meals they would have gotten at school from the time schools closed in mid-March to the end of the school year, said Lisa Watson, deputy secretary for the Office of Income Maintenance within the Department of Human Services. All families in which the children are approved for free-or-reduced lunch at school will receive the benefit, she said….”

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Publish Date: 05-07-2020

News Outlet: The Meadville Tribune

Author: John Finnerty

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