Anti-hunger advocates and low-income families score major victories because the bill: adds Three States and D.C. to Afterschool Meal Program; boosts WIC Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers for Women; includes One-Year Extension of Child Nutrition Programs and New One-Time Funding Opportunities (more…)
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Why is it that we see such scarcity of food for some in our land of plenty? This was one of the main questions posed on Sunday Oct. 17, as Just Harvest co-director Ken Regal joined co-panelist Rev. John Creasy of Open Door Church and the Garfield Community Farm for a public discussion on local […]
Don’t forget the kids: Congress must fund children’s nutrition programs Click on the link above to read more about Children’s Nutrition Programs.
The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504), sponsored by Chairman George Miller (D-CA) and Ranking Subcommittee Member Todd Platts (R-PA), provides critical support for low-income children by improving their access to the nutritious food they need – whether they are in school, in out-of-school time programs, or in child care. And it takes […]
Thanks to everyone who responded to our Child Nutrition Reauthorization Sign On Letter. We received a very nice response from face-to-face contacts, e-mail blasts, community events, responses from our website, and our friends on Facebook and Twitter. In total, we received 170 signed letters that we sent out to Congressmen Mike Doyle, Jason Altmire and […]
Wonderful things are happening with the new Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program’s (WIC) food package. The new food package starts October 1, 2009. People who have WIC appointments starting August 15th will get their new food package vouchers for October then. (more…)
How is it that food stamp numbers continue to rise, yet only one in six low-income children participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to receive free meals throughout the summer? According to a recent FRAC report, it is harder to reach our children in the summer months, and Congressional measures over the years […]