Oregon fights youth food insecurity

Oregon House Bill 5014, a bill that may allow more schools in Eugene’s school districts to offer free meals to its students, was signed into law by Oregon governor Tina Kotek on July 27.

HB 5014 will allocate funds to the Department of Education so that more schools in the state can participate in giving students two free meals a day.

Currently, 12 schools in Eugene are not eligible to participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

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The Community Eligibility Provision is a child nutrition program which is part of the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.


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