Waking up early to pack your lunchbox. Stopping at McDonald’s before class for a snack. Buying multiple meals from the school cafeteria. All of these things, though once ordinary, have become a luxury that many students do not have. Financial problems have become more than common because of coronavirus, and getting food has become a day-to-day struggle.
To help with this, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) began offering free breakfast and lunch to all students under 18 in September of 2020. Meals are offered in the morning, during midday break and at lunch. Additionally, various drive-thru locations have been established to provide food to remote students.