$17 million awarded to Mississippi school meal programs

State

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $17,161,128 to Mississippi to strengthen school meal programs.

The funds will be used for the following:

  • $11,296,031 in Supply Chain Assistance funds for schools to purchase food for their meal programs
  • $3,605,891 to purchase USDA Foods to distribute to schools
  • $2,259,206 for cooperative agreements to purchase local foods for schools, focusing on historically underused producers

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