Release | June 27, 2022

Statement on Passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act

Retired military leaders applaud new, bipartisan school meal legislation

Mission: Readiness, the organization of retired admirals and generals, welcomes the passage and enactment of the Keep Kids Fed Act, bipartisan legislation supporting school and summer meal program waivers that were set to expire at the end of June. The legislation passed both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. President Biden signed it into law on June 25.

This legislation will ensure that all kids are eligible for no-cost meals during the summer. Schools will also receive increased reimbursement rates through the 2022-23 school year as they face anticipated challenges due to rising costs and supply chain disruptions. Mission: Readiness applauds this critical action, which will help ensure kids have access to healthy meals, both in school and during the summer.


Mission: Readiness is the nonpartisan organization of nearly 800 retired admirals and generals working to help kids stay in school, in shape, and out of trouble so that they are prepared to succeed in the military or whatever career they choose.


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