Across the United States, millions of students rely on school lunches, more than 20 million of which are distributed for free each day, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
If classes are canceled, figuring out how to provide those meals to students is a challenge, with a web of federal rules governing when and where students can receive food.
While regulators have eased some of those restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, school closures remain "an evolving situation with many unknowns and complex considerations that vary from one community to the next," said Diane Pratt-Heavner, a spokesperson for the School Nutrition Association.
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He added that it's not a "no-brainer" to close schools because many students depend on their schools for breakfast or lunch. Previously, about 75 percent of city public school students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, although in 2017 the city made lunch available for free to all students.