The WFP Centre of Excellence publishes document with actions being taken in states and municipalities to maintain school meals distribution during the crisis
Public and private schools suspended classes throughout Brazil as part of the Covid-19 prevention actions. This means that the nearly 40 million children and adolescents enrolled in basic education – and who also benefit from daily school meals – are no longer receiving this service. In order to maintain the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) running, the Brazilian government has authorized the distribution of purchased foodstuffs to students’ families in the form of kits. Meanwhile, states have also been announcing other measures to assist families and children who depend on school meals.