Now that August recess is over, Congress heads back to Washington with a big to-do list, including Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The current bill expires on September 30, and we need to make sure Congress knows that passing a strong child nutrition bill that strengthens programs and reaches more kids must be a priority.
You can help by participating in our national call-in day and joining thousands of supporters from across the country to urge Congress to pass a strong child nutrition bill and ensure no child in America goes hungry. Let's show Congress that it's time to end child hunger in America.
Call Congress Today!
Calling Congress is easy. Here's how:
Just dial this toll-free number, (888) 398-8702 and listen to the pre-recorded message. Connect to your first senator and enter your zip code. Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from. Let the office know you are calling about Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
For your senators, deliver this message:
As your constituent and [supporter] of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, please co-sponsor the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act (S. 1966) and the Summer Meals Act (S. 613).
For your representative, deliver this message:
As your constituent and [supporter] of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, I would like to see Congress pass a child nutrition bill that includes these three priorities:
- Streamline regulations for summer and after school meals.
- A summer EBT program to help families when school is out.
- A non-congregate meal option so program operators like food banks can reach kids who can't access summer meal sites.
Be sure to call both of your senators and your representative's offices. A staffer will take your message and pass along your concerns.
Spread the Word!
Help us spread the word by sharing with your local networks and on social media today, too!
Please call your congressman to support hungry children today! Join people from across the country in urging Congress to bring an end to child hunger. The Atlanta Community Food Bank is joining with Feeding America to urge all of our supporters to speak up for a strong child nutrition bill. Get the number and script here: http://bit.ly/1US0ZBi