Trump’s Budget Blueprint Recommends Cutting McGovern-Dole Food For Education Program Providing School Meals To Children In World’s Poorest Nations
Washington Post: This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it
“Former senator Bob Dole, a pillar of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of President Trump during his campaign, has accused the president of threatening ‘one of the proudest achievements of my lifetime’ — by cutting a program that has provided school meals to more than 40 million children in some of the world’s poorest countries. … Since 2003, [the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program] has provided school meals in 40 of the world’s most impoverished nations, including several that are currently approaching famine. Trump’s budget recommended eliminating the program, however, citing concerns that it ‘lacks evidence that it is being effectively implemented’…” (Dewey, 3/20).