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President Biden plans to sign an executive order on Friday that would increase food stamp benefits to help people going hungry amid the financial downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, his top economic adviser, Brian Deese, told reporters.

Biden has already proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package to Congress that includes direct payments and other types of aid for people who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. In the meantime, he is directing his administration to take steps to tweak programs to try to provide some assistance.

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Federal authorities have approved Ohio's new plan to extend a COVID-related program for 600 thousand eligible school kids missing out on free or reduced-price meals.

State officials say some Ohio school children are eligible to receive 300 dollars in reimbursements for free and reduced lunches.  

The 15 Columbus City Schools that have distributed free meals for kids since mid-March will close temporarily following Thursday's lunch distribution, and will reopen Wednesday April 15th.  

Columbus City Schools are adding a 14th location to provide free meals to kids 18 and under during the covid-19 pandemic.  

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Columbus City Schools officials this morning announced a bold move to get more kids to eat breakfast and lunch at school.