The popular and successful pilot program that provides a no-hassle free lunch for tens of thousands of low-income
Philadelphiaschool children will continue through the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, Congressman Chaka Fattah(D, PA-02) announced today.
Fattah spoke today morning with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack, who told the PhiladelphiaCongressman he was granting an extension in response to Fattah's May 29letter and to urgent requests from Pennsylvania'sSenators and Representatives.
Chakah, who is my representative by the way, failed to mention the blogosphere's contribution (or Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen. Arlen Specter's or Gov. Ed Rendell's). But all's fair in love and public relations. The fact is that Universal Feeding lives on and will likely be expanded when the federal school lunch program is reauthorized this fall. This whole activism thing is pretty cool, no?