Today, new reporting revealed that Brian Kemp turned down tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to feed Georgia kids who rely on school lunch during the summer. Kemp declined to accept an estimated $138 million in funding for the Summer EBT program, which could have benefited more than a million Georgia children at risk of going hungry.
“It’s inexcusable that Governor Kemp had an opportunity to prevent Georgia kids in low-income families from going hungry, and he simply said no,” said DPG spokesperson Ellie Schwartz. “With tens of millions of federal funding on the table and an $11 billion state budget surplus, how can Kemp justify opting out of reducing child hunger in Georgia?”
Read the story from 11Alive below:
Liza Lucas, 1/8/2023