The federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill – which passes Congress and is signed into law by the President roughly every five years – sets the eligibility qualifications, meal reimbursement rates, nutrition guidelines, and funding levels for school meals, after school snacks, summer meals for kids, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Before the bill goes to the full House or Senate, it must go through the House Education and Labor Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee. That is why Hunger Free America wrote this letter to House Chairman Scott, and to all other Congresspeople and Senators on the two committees. But every member of Congress can pressure committee members to act.
Click below to read the letter that Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg, wrote to Congressman Bobby Scott, Chair of the Committee on Education & Labor:
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Call or write your two members of the Senate and your one U.S. House Representative to call on them, in the new Congress, to pass a Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill with large overall increases in funding, to ensure universal access to school lunches and breakfasts, summer meals, and WIC.