National School Lunch Week, 2020, 65633-65634 [2020-23102]

Download as PDF 65633 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 201 Friday, October 16, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10098 of October 9, 2020 The President National School Lunch Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National School Lunch Week, we celebrate our Nation’s commitment to providing nutritious food to millions of students, and we recognize the many dedicated food service professionals and administrators who help carry out this mission. In a typical year, the National School Lunch Program provides meals to nearly 30 million schoolchildren every day across the country. These meals enable students in need to eat nutritious meals, which helps them achieve academic success and reach their full potential. The National School Lunch Program succeeds because of the strong partnerships between the Federal Government and State governments, food service professionals, and local school leaders. Our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and producers are also essential to providing the food our children eat. Since this program was established in 1946, the collaboration between these key players has been vital to its success, and their cooperation has never been more crucial than during this pivotal time in our Nation’s history. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 In recent months, it has become increasingly evident just how many families depend on the meals provided at school. As thousands of schools transitioned to remote learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, I signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to ensure schools could continue serving children the meals they need. My Administration also launched the innovative public-private partnership ‘‘Meals to You’’ which delivered more than 40 million nutritious meals to children in rural areas while schools were closed. In the battle with this invisible enemy, resilience and flexibility have been critical to keeping our children safe and fed, and we are thankful for the extra efforts that have been made to achieve this goal. Throughout the last few months, my Administration has recognized that our children’s well-being depends so much on their access to schools. I have encouraged all schools to safely reopen, and we want to ensure that they are as prepared as ever to provide healthy meals to all students. In June, my Administration invested in the health of students by awarding more than $12.1 million—a record amount—in Farm to School Grants. These funds will help bring clean, fresh, and locally-grown foods into schools and communities as they reopen, and will help foster economic opportunity for America’s farmers as we continue our economic comeback. Additionally, on October 9, my Administration extended flexibilities and waived requirements to continue operating the summer meals program and the seamless summer option at no cost until the end of the school year. This program allows any child under 18 to get a free meal at a meal distribution site, and allows parents and guardians to pick up meals for their children. We are proud of these measures and others that we have taken to help ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. To emphasize the importance of the National School Lunch Program, the Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87–780), has designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October each year as ‘‘National School Lunch Week’’ and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCD0.SGM 16OCD0 65634 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11 through October 17, 2020, as National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the countless individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program in activities that support and promote awareness of the health and well-being of our Nation’s children. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth. [FR Doc. 2020–23102 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCD0.SGM 16OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 Billing code 3295–F1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 201 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 65633-65634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-23102]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10098 of October 9, 2020

                
National School Lunch Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National School Lunch Week, we celebrate our 
                Nation's commitment to providing nutritious food to 
                millions of students, and we recognize the many 
                dedicated food service professionals and administrators 
                who help carry out this mission. In a typical year, the 
                National School Lunch Program provides meals to nearly 
                30 million schoolchildren every day across the country. 
                These meals enable students in need to eat nutritious 
                meals, which helps them achieve academic success and 
                reach their full potential.

                The National School Lunch Program succeeds because of 
                the strong partnerships between the Federal Government 
                and State governments, food service professionals, and 
                local school leaders. Our Nation's farmers, ranchers, 
                and producers are also essential to providing the food 
                our children eat. Since this program was established in 
                1946, the collaboration between these key players has 
                been vital to its success, and their cooperation has 
                never been more crucial than during this pivotal time 
                in our Nation's history.

                In recent months, it has become increasingly evident 
                just how many families depend on the meals provided at 
                school. As thousands of schools transitioned to remote 
                learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, I 
                signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to 
                ensure schools could continue serving children the 
                meals they need. My Administration also launched the 
                innovative public-private partnership ``Meals to You'' 
                which delivered more than 40 million nutritious meals 
                to children in rural areas while schools were closed. 
                In the battle with this invisible enemy, resilience and 
                flexibility have been critical to keeping our children 
                safe and fed, and we are thankful for the extra efforts 
                that have been made to achieve this goal.

                Throughout the last few months, my Administration has 
                recognized that our children's well-being depends so 
                much on their access to schools. I have encouraged all 
                schools to safely reopen, and we want to ensure that 
                they are as prepared as ever to provide healthy meals 
                to all students. In June, my Administration invested in 
                the health of students by awarding more than $12.1 
                million--a record amount--in Farm to School Grants. 
                These funds will help bring clean, fresh, and locally-
                grown foods into schools and communities as they 
                reopen, and will help foster economic opportunity for 
                America's farmers as we continue our economic comeback. 
                Additionally, on October 9, my Administration extended 
                flexibilities and waived requirements to continue 
                operating the summer meals program and the seamless 
                summer option at no cost until the end of the school 
                year. This program allows any child under 18 to get a 
                free meal at a meal distribution site, and allows 
                parents and guardians to pick up meals for their 
                children. We are proud of these measures and others 
                that we have taken to help ensure that all students 
                have access to nutritious food.

                To emphasize the importance of the National School 
                Lunch Program, the Congress, by joint resolution of 
                October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-780), has designated the 
                week beginning on the second Sunday in October each 
                year as ``National School Lunch Week'' and has 
                requested the President to issue a proclamation in 
                observance of this week.

[[Page 65634]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 11 through 
                October 17, 2020, as National School Lunch Week. I call 
                upon all Americans to join the countless individuals 
                who administer the National School Lunch Program in 
                activities that support and promote awareness of the 
                health and well-being of our Nation's children.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-23102
Filed 10-15-20; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F1-P