/US Secretary of Agriculture checks out summer feeding program at local school

US Secretary of Agriculture checks out summer feeding program at local school

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made a extreme-profile go to to Southern Nevada Thursday. Officers are Testing how the Summer time Meals Service Program Is understanding in native schools.

Vilsack is making ceases at numerous communities throughout the nation. His cease right here was at Henderson’s Estes McDoniel Elementary all by way of lunch service.

One in 4 college students in Clark County are food insecure, which means they typically don’t know wright here their subsequent meal will come from. Vilsack says the American Rescue Plan created a summer feeding program, However it’s Solely for a yr.

Tright here’s a push to make it everlasting.

Vilsack met with Gov. Steve Sisolak and U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee. They went over the Biden Administration’s objective To promote healthful consuming And the method the American Households Plan will assist obtain that objective.

“It’s A drawback of food safety; it’s additionally A drawback of vitamin. We noticed right now right here At school a dedication to each,” the secretary said, “Making sure youngsters are fed, even all by way of a pandemic, hundreds of hundreds of meals And in addition Making sure that they’re fed properly. The carrots, apple slices, good snacks, extreme quality snacks For youngsters.”

Vilsack additionally talked Regarding the president’s infrastructure plan And the method they’re working to move a bipartisan package deal to get the financial system shifting faster.