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.
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! I hear that there is a proposal to cut $16.5 billion to SNAP, which would cause 3 million people to lose their eligibility and benefits. When families lose SNAP, 300,000 children stand to lose free school meals and become even more vulnerable to hunger.
As a constituent as well as a supporter of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, I am writing to implore you to protect funding for critical federal nutrition programs, as you work to authorize the Farm Bill.
I understand that Congress has tough decisions to make about federal spending. SNAP, however, is critical in protecting kids from the impacts of poverty. Nearly half of all SNAP participants are children, and cuts to SNAP will burden those kids with long-term consequences to their health, education and economic futures.
With high unemployment, record numbers of families are depending on federal nutrition programs to provide food for their children. These programs are critical in ensuring all American children get the food they need to reach their full potential.
Let's not balance the budget on the backs of children who need us.
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