According to numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 16 million children live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. That’s 1 in every 5 children!
For kids facing hunger, their families rely on vital anti-hunger programs like SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). In fact, SNAP feeds more kids than any other federal program, making it our nation’s most powerful and effective anti-hunger program for children.
Right now, Congress is debating the Farm Bill, legislation that includes funding for SNAP. Some members are looking to slash funding for SNAP, meaning even more kids will face hunger in America.
We can't let vital anti-hunger programs experience any additional cuts. 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 by calling upon 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.