The federal government has committed to a national school food program!

The federal government says it will launch a national school food program, hoping to deliver meals to an additional 400,000 children per year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland made the announcement during an event in Toronto on Monday, the latest in a series of public appearances by the prime minister and his cabinet ministers ahead of the federal budget planned for April 16.

The national program will “take pressure off of families, invest directly in the future of our kids and make sure they’re able to reach their full potential — feeling healthy and happy,” Trudeau said in a statement.

The federal government will spend $1 billion over five years to implement the program. That figure mirrors a 2021 campaign promise made by the governing Liberals.

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Further reading: One Year of Hot Lunch, Advocacy: Tell your MP that we want funding for a national school food program