Resistbot Petition: Fight child hunger! Co-sponsor these bills!
An open letter to the U.S. Senate

Fight child hunger! Co-sponsor these bills!

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I strongly believe that no child should go hungry. It is unacceptable that throughout the course of the pandemic, fourteen million children went hungry every day. That is why I want the Senator to cosponsor the bipartisan “Summer Meals Act of 2021,” (S. 1170) introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This bill would increase access to and improve the efficiency of the summer meals programs. It would reduce the Summer Food Service Program eligibility threshold from 50% to 40%, so that communities with significant numbers of low-income children could receive meals and continue learning throughout the summer. I’d also like them to cosponsor the “Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021” (S. 1530), introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This bill would permanently provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all school children regardless of income, eliminate school meal debt, and strengthen local economies by incentivizing local food procurement. Finally, please co-sponsor the “Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2021” (S. 2005), which would modify existing child nutrition programs to make them more efficient, flexible, and better equipped to reach children in need during the summer months. Additionally, this bill would give states alternatives to reach hungry children in communities without a centralized feeding site during the summer. Also? We need the Expanded Child Tax Credit back. Please fight for that every day. Thanks.

▶ First sent on April 28, 2022 by Jess Craven

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