Child Hunger Policy

Child hunger is a problem.  Together, we can fix it.

Hunger Free America's Child Nutrition Policy & Programs Department works tirelessly to ensure that no child in America knows what it's like to go hungry.  Currently, over one in five children in NYC, and one in seven children across the country, live in food insecure households; meaning their homes do not always have enough food to eat.  Together, we can work to ensure that children have access to the anti-hunger safety net programs that decrease child hunger. 

These programs include:

USDA Summer Feeding Program

Breakfast in the Classroom

Universal Free Lunch

We also advocate for a robust Federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, learn more here.

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Child Nutrition Fellowship Program

During the summer, Hunger Free America’s Child Nutrition Department places a multitude of fellows across the country at various hunger-fighting institutions.  Once school lets out, millions of children no longer receive school meals.  Many of them also face tremendous obstacles accessing the Summer Food Service Program, which offers free meals for any child under the age of 18.  Our fellows work with food banks, summer camps, state agencies, and local community groups to find innovative ways to help more children access Summer Meals sites.  Our passionate, dedicated, and progressive group of fellows are determined to be an invaluable resource for the resource-strapped non-profits looking to feed children during summer months.