How President Biden’s American Family Plan Could Affect Children in the Jacksonville Area

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – President Joe Biden recently unveiled his US $ 1.8 trillion family plan. Part of his proposal includes investing billions of dollars in food aid for children.

The plan is to make the EBT program for summer pandemics permanent and to expand the school feeding programs.

“We need to make sure our children are getting adequate nutrition and access to food,” said Colleen Rodriguez, CEO of Jewish Family and Community Services, on The Morning Show on Saturday.

Rodriguez said the majority of the people they serve are children, including students who are food unsafe at George Washington Carver Elementary School.

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“We feed an average of 7,000 people a year,” said Rodriguez. “And then, during the pandemic, Washington Carver reached us. They have around 180 students and they found that they did not eat when they went home and over the weekends. “

If the plan is passed, Rodriguez will help families and children who are food unsafe in Jacksonville.

“They are still entitled to school meals, but when they go home their families can have healthy meals on weekends and meals at night. You don’t have to think about spring break, Christmas break and summer break, ”said Rodriguez.

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