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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, asking them not to pass The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act.

U.S. lawmakers are quietly debating an important piece of legislation that greatly affects meals for schools.

As it is now, funding allows for providing free lunches and after-school meals to every student enrolled in a public school where at least 40 percent of its student body live in low-income households. The program has had “lasting positive outcomes” and “critical benefits.”

Yet now Republican lawmakers in Congress, led by Representative Todd Rokita, want to introduce The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act that will severely cut the availability of federally subsidized lunches to hungry children in public schools.

Even with the funding provided now, lunch programs are underfunded. The $13 billion allocated to them equals out to just over a dollar per meal for cafeteria administrators to spend on ingredients.

Changing the law now would provide less funding, would remove eligibility for over 7,000 schools and 3.4 million students, and would create additional burdens of paperwork and administration work.

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Please sign the petition now to tell Congress we must not cut school funding but instead increase it, to continue to provide at least some proper nutrition to the over 15 million children that lack access to consistent nutrition at home.




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Petition Text:

This is the petition as it will be sent to the recipients with your signatures attached.

Sincerely yours,

NationofChange and our readers, whose signatures are attached.

RECENT SIGNATURES

Cindy

signed 6 days ago

I've worked in lunchroomsome and witness kids stashing food for siblings or the weekend and it breaks my heart.

Evan

signed 7 days ago

Theresa

signed 1 week ago

Judy

signed 1 week ago

Hungry children or malnourished children can not learn. Our future is dependent on a well educated youth and young adults.

G.W.

signed 1 week ago