State of NH, local school districts, work to keep kids fed

School districts across New Hampshire went into action to feed their students quickly after in-person classes had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Some districts incorporated community volunteers in order to increase food delivery routes and run bus routes, others were able to extend food pick-up to include the weekend, and others were able to offer fresh produce on top of bagged lunches, all of which helps not just the near-30% of students in the state who qualify for free lunch, but whoever wants or needs accessible food resources.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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