(NEWS10/WETM) — The USDA has been providing free school meals through COVID-19 waivers, and will continue to do so through the 2021-2022 school year. Elected officials caution that food insecurity will stick around longer than that.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand traveled across the state on Monday, including to Ithaca, pushing for broader assistance that goes beyond the pandemic through the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021.

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Jun 21, 2021