R.I. to receive $14.2M from feds for children nutrition programs during COVID-19 school closures

RHODE ISLAND will receive $14.2 million in federal funds to provide meals to children and low-income families during the COVID-19-related school closures. AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
RHODE ISLAND will receive $14.2 million in federal funds to provide meals to children and low-income families during the COVID-19-related school closures. AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is set to receive $14.2 million to feed children and low income families as part of the federal stimulus to battle the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Jack Reed announced Sunday evening. The funds come from the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, created by the Families First Coronavirus Act.…

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