On June 25, 2022, the Keep Kids Fed Act was signed into law. This new legislation extends the USDA's authority to issue nationwide waivers for Summer 2022 operations, provides more limited nationwide waiver authority for School Year 2022-2023, and offers additional per-meal reimbursement rates for one year.

In an effort to help program operators understand this legislation and plan for next steps, Carolyn Wait Vega, No Kid Hungry Associate Director of Policy Analysis, highlighted what this legislation allows and lay out next steps.