Oregon Food Bank action alert: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

June 24, 2010 at 3:32 am Leave a comment

Please take a moment to contact your legislators again about your support for child nutrition programs.
Contact Congress Now
Congress is reviewing federal child nutrition programs, including the school breakfast and lunch, summer food, and WIC programs. The decisions they make this year will shape child nutrition programs in America for the next five years and determine whether we can meet our goal to end childhood hunger by 2015.
On June 10th, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller released his bill for Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

Chairman Miller’s bill would:

  • Allow more rural communities to operate summer food programs and serve more low-income children
  • Provide competitive grant funds to promote the expansion of the School Breakfast Program
  • Enhance the nutritional quality of food served in school-based and preschool settings

This release of Chairman Miller’s version of Child Nutrition Reauthorization is a crucial step in our fight for the best possible bill. Please contact your legislators now and ask them to:

  • Continue to move toward the President’s goal of $1 billion/year of improvements in these effective programs that boost children’s health and learning
  • Increase access to summer and after school meals
  • Pass a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization package before the end of the summer
Contact Congress Now
Thank you always for helping us to end hunger before it begins.
Sarah Flynn
Public Policy Outreach Coordinator
Oregon Food Bank
503-282-0555 ext. 267
“Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.” — Harry Chapin

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