Urge Congress to Support Legislation that Maintains Access to Healthy Meals for Children Year Round
FRAC urges organizations and individuals to weigh in with your Members of Congress and ask them to support legislation that would help ensure that children have access to the nutrition they need at school and at home.
The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 (S. 1530 / H.R. 3115) would ensure that every child has access to free nutritious meals at school, after school, during the summer, and at childcare through the federal child nutrition programs.
The Stop ChildHunger Act of 2021 (S. 1831 / H.R. 3519) would provide low-income families with children an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food when schools close for five days or more, during the summer, school breaks, and unanticipated school closures (such as in response to a pandemic or a natural disaster). The American Families Plan also provides an important opportunity to expand Summer EBT permanently through upcoming legislative vehicles.
Opportunity for Individuals – Alert to Members of Congress Individuals can use the FRAC Action Network to easily send a pre-populated email, or craft your own, to directly reach Members of Congress in support of the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 and Summer EBT. Click here to access the FRAC Action Network.
Opportunity for Organizations – Sign-on Letters Local, state, and national organizations can sign-on in support of the aforementioned legislation through the following forms:
Sign-on by June 15th to Support Healthy School Meals for All
Sign-on by June 15th to Urge Congress to Permanently Extend Summer EBT Nationwide
Combined, these opportunities would help ensure that no child experiences hunger at home or at school. Learn more about the bills FRAC supports here.
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