S.2760: Caregivers, Access, and Responsible Expansion for Kids Act of 2019

Overview

The CARE Act (S. 2760) would help support children raised by grandparents or relatives other than their parents by ensuring automatic access to free school meals. Under current law, children who do not formally enter foster care, and instead are placed in the care of grandparents or other relatives are not automatically eligible for free school meals. This bill would expand automatic eligibility for federal school nutrition programs for children living in unusual kinship care arrangements.

Source

Our Stance

Support

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

S.2760

Date Introduced

October 31, 2019

Committee

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled