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House Report Recommends Against "Gutting" Food Assistance

Anti-hunger advocates were relieved to hear that our message that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is working is getting through to Congress. This week, the House released a report on a two-year, top-to-bottom review of SNAP and found that the program is effective and necessary.

In an statement published at Politico, House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conway (R-Texas) said "You will find nothing in this report that suggests gutting SNAP or getting rid of a program that does so much to serve so many."

This represents somewhat of a reversal on previous statements,

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Hunger advocates oppose attempt to gut school lunch program

The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, H.R. 5003, was voted out of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on May 18. Among the provisions opposed by Fair Share (read our statement here), is a new plan to create a three-state block grant proposal for the school meal programs.

Fair Share has joined our national allies, including FRAC, to repsond to these attacks on school meals, and any effort that would lead students to be more likely to sitting in classes hungry.

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A step backward in the fight against child hunger

As it currently stands, the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization bill (HR 5003), significantly undermines progress in addressing the problem of childhood hunger in America.

When kids are hungry, they struggle to learn. When kids don't learn, they struggle in life. Still, 16 million American kids are at risk of going hungry every day. That’s 1 out of every 5 kids. We can and we must do better.

But the legislation the Education and Workforce advanced on May 18 will make the issue worse.

House moves to gut school lunch program

There are already enough bullies in the lunchroom.

Now some members of the U.S. House are effectively trying to take our kids' lunch money -- by putting forward a bill that guts school lunch programs.

We're calling on Rep. John Kline, the chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, to clean up this bill and protect our kids before it hits the House floor for a vote.

Tell Rep. Kline: A hungry kid can't focus, and can't learn. Help put our kids on the path to success. Please don't cut school lunch programs.

The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill includes sneaky provisions that

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