In a recent article, author Bill Lambers writes about the impact of school meals in poor countries and the importance of continued funding for these programs. He mentions a CRS school feeding program in Mali that is providing nutritious lunches to thousands of children.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) also has a school feeding program in Mali which is set to resume in October. Kristina Brayman of CRS reports the program will operate in 310 schools with an end goal of feeding 80,000 children.
The U.S. McGovern-Dole school lunch program supports this CRS initiative in Mali. The Congress will be deciding in the coming weeks how much funding to give McGovern-Dole. This will have a big impact on the future of school meals in U.S. foreign policy.
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