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Act now to strengthen child nutrition programs

An astonishing 1 in 5 children in America lack the food they need to be healthy and successful. Families that experience hunger rely on a number of federal nutrition programs to help them have enough to eat—including school meals, summer meals, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The school lunch program provides meals to 22 million children from households with low incomes across the United States. But of those, only a small percentage access a meal from summer food sites. Congress must take steps to increase access to summer meals and to protect children from the risk of health, developmental and learning challenges.

The U.S. Senate is evaluating proposals to improve federal child nutrition programs. While timing of congressional action is uncertain, it’s important for your senators to know that ending childhood hunger is important to you so they will push to strengthen these critical programs.

Contact your senators today to urge them to make strong new investments and improvements to child nutrition programs…because no one should be hungry.