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Nearly 85M health meals provided to Missourians during COVID-19 response

(KFVS) – The Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers reported 84,597,200 meals had been served through the COVID-19 response.

DHSS made the announcement on Monday, October 4.

The meals got here from the Bureau Group Meals and Vitamin Providers.

CFNA partnered with the U.S. Division of Agriculture program operators across the state to not solely proceed vitamin packages, but additionally broaden them the place they’re wanted most.

“A wholesome life-style begins with the fundamental vitamin,” mentioned Donald Kauerauf, director of DHSS. “I’m happy with the staff right here at DHSS for figuring out the wants of Missourians and dealing creatively with USDA to make sure our most susceptible Missourians obtained the meals essential to maintain them via this public well being emergency.”

In line with DHSS, USDA supplied program flexibilities to permit for folks and guardians to select up meals for kids and adults (grownup day care facilities), supply to kids or adults, versatile meal instances and a greater diversity of menu objects.

For the primary time, in March 2020, the Summer time Meals Service Program started working year-round to offer free meals to kids. It continued for 18 months via September 2021.

In line with DHSS, a complete of three,447,394 meals had been served in Might and June in 2019. A complete of 10,206,835 meals had been served in Might and June in 2020.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 84,597,200 meals were served...
The Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers reported 84,597,200 meals had been served through the COVID-19 response.(Mo. Dept. of Well being and Senior Providers)

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