Bread for the World is urging Congress to renew our federal government’s major child nutrition programs, including those for school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC nutrition program for pregnant and new mothers along with their small children.
Every five years, Congress must re-authorize the law that funds these programs, which have helped millions of children over the decades. Thanks to the leadership of Bread for the World and its church partners, the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expanded and improved these programs.
Child nutrition programs are more important than ever. One in five American children lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table. For these children, access to nutritious food throughout the year is essential to their health, learning, and growth. Read more »
We are serving God when we raise issues of hunger and poverty with our government. In this important year of action on child nutrition programs, Congress needs to hear from people across the country that it should invest in children now. Take action today. Read more »
Tell Congress to protect programs critical for hungry people, especially our children.