Action Alert: Support Child Nutriton Programs and SNAP (food stamps)

August 11, 2010 at 5:30 am Leave a comment

(from the Oregon Food Bank)
The Senate has passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) unanimously. Oregon Food Bank has been working to pass a strong child nutrition package that will improve school meals, summer meal programs and the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. The Senate’s vote was an important step toward our goal.

We applaud Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley for their support for child nutrition programs. The Senators’ votes in favor of the bill bring us one step closer to passing child nutrition reauthorization in time for the upcoming school year. It is disappointing that the Senate bill is paid for, in part, by cuts to SNAP/food stamp benefits starting in 2013, but we believe that the Senate will have opportunities to restore and further strengthen SNAP/food stamp benefit levels before the 2013 cuts go into effect.

The House of Representatives has not yet passed its even stronger version of child nutrition reauthorization, the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504).

Please take a moment now to ask your Representative to support, strengthen and pass Chairman Miller’s version of the child nutrition bill (H.R. 5504). Please contact your Senators to thank them for supporting child nutrition programs and to ask them to restore SNAP funding.
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