National, state, and local organizations: Sign on to the Child Nutrition Forum letter urging President Obama to include significant new investments in the child nutrition programs in his FY2016 budget. The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, September 24.
Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor the Summer Meals Act (S.2527/H.R. 5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify administration of the program for SFSP sponsors.
Urge your House Member to co-sponsor H.R. 2384, a bill to require SNAP benefits be calculated with reference to the cost of the low-cost food plan; authorizes SNAP appropriations through FY2015. See cosponsors.
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Summer Meals Act, S. 2527 on June 25; bipartisan bill will enhance efforts to expand the reach of the Summer Food Program to low-income children and significantly simplify the administration of the program for sponsors.
FRAC’s sends letter to House Members (pdf) in opposition to provisions that delay or dilute the nutrition standards for school meals and WIC.
Members of Congress send letter to USDA (pdf) regarding orderly SNAP Heat and Eat implementation.
About the FRAC Action Council
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