Since the beginning of the pandemic, schools have been serving countless meals to children. For many kids, these may be the only nutritious meals they will receive that day.
We know that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts people of color—and those same communities also face increased food insecurity. For instance, both Black and Hispanic households with children reported food insecurity rates twice that of white households with children throughout this pandemic.
The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would ensure schools provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch for all children—regardless of their family’s income—through the end of the pandemic. The bill also lets schools operating summer feeding and afterschool programs to serve all children without having to certify the eligibility of each individual child.
Ask your Representative to re-introduce and support this legislation today.