Resistbot Petition: Keep provisions that address hunger in the Build Back Better plan!
An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Keep provisions that address hunger in the Build Back Better plan!

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12 million children in the United States are facing hunger right now. They rely on our nation's most important anti-hunger programs for the food they need to grow, learn, and thrive. Any budget reconciliation legislation MUST include funding to expand hunger-fighting programs: - Extend and expand the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program, currently operating as Pandemic EBT, to ensure the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has the authority needed to continue this important program during summers and for future school closings. - Extend the temporary increases in the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit to provide families with children and working adults with additional critical economic resources. - Expand the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) by increasing funding, lowering the eligibility threshold, and expanding automatic enrollment to allow schools and school districts to provide free school meals to an additional nine million children. In addition, Congress must increase funds for USDA food purchases to help food banks meet the need for food assistance in their communities. Specifically, we urge Congress to support an additional $900 million for food purchases through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), so food banks can help families and children get the nutritious food they need. Please support nutrition provisions in the budget reconciliation legislation that will help millions of families in America keep food on the table. Thanks.

▶ First sent on October 25, 2021 by Jessica

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