Schools are keeping kids fed, losing millions of dollars in the process. They fear they will have to make deep cuts next year, when the country is still reeling.
From putting their health at risk, to dropping meals off for families in need, teachers reveal how they are the "glue" holding communities together amid the crisis.
There's been a long-running war over potatoes in federal programs.
The move is announced on the birthday of Michelle Obama, champion of nutritious food for America's children.
The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled his plan to end child hunger, help feed people in poverty and fix food deserts.
One of Trump's several behind-the-scenes food benefit cuts has a spillover effect on children.
The USDA said Wednesday it would reopen the public comment period for two weeks to allow feedback on the rule change.
The school lunch is symbolic of America's socioeconomic and food disparities.