The 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) showed a clear path to dramatically cutting hunger and poverty — the central root cause of hunger — among households with children. These essential benefits for children and their families were lost when the CTC expired in December 2021. This brief provides key information anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders need to know about the 2021 expanded CTC, its impact on households with children related to hunger, food spending, and poverty — including new state-level data — and opportunities to take action to make permanent an expanded and more inclusive CTC at the federal and state level.