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Tell Congress: Stand Up for Kids like Joshua
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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Tell Congress: Stand Up for Kids like Joshua

    1. Sponsored by

      No Kid Hungry

According to numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 16 million children faced hunger here in America. That’s one in every five children!

Joshua is a growing boy who loves playing sports and he's one of the millions of kids facing hunger in America. His family relies on vital anti-hunger programs like SNAP (food stamps) and he gets his breakfast and lunch at school through the federal school meals programs.

But Joshua and 280,000 other kids facing hunger could soon lose access to SNAP and free or reduced school meals. In less than a month, the current Farm Bill will expire and Congress is considering drastic cuts that would leave millions of families like Joshua’s even more vulnerable to hunger.

We can't let that happen. Federal nutrition programs are critical in ensuring all American children get the food they need to reach their full potential.

Join Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign today and call on your representatives to stand up for kids and prevent these devastating cuts. Sign the petition to tell Congress we can't balance the budget on the backs of kids like Joshua.

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    • Tally Wiesenberg FREDERICK, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe in the well treatment of children, for the well being of children is the best way to continue the American dream and to continue the promise that our children will be better off than we were.

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    • Lucas DeStevens MACON, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      We got welfare, food stamps, and free lunches when I was growing up. We got better. Now, I'm on my way to a Master's and am a well-established middle class taxpayer. These programs help far more than those few who "abuse" them.

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