USDA Domestic Food Assistance Programs' Response to COVID-19: P.l. 116-127 and Related Efforts [Updated March 20, 2020] [open pdf - 615KB]
From the Document: "U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs are often part of emergency response efforts, providing program flexibilities, foods for distribution, and benefits for redemption. Emergencies generate different FNS responses and vary with states' requests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to food--particularly in light of school closures--has been a concern for many. Some also view the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a force for economic stimulus. This Insight discusses P.L. 116-127's food assistance provisions, which supplement FNS's existing COVID-19 response with new funds and authorities."
CRS Insight, IN11250
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/