Take Action: Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts writes:

Children can’t wait – we need to pass federal Child Nutrition legislation this year!

Congressional leadership is considering legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill (H.R. 5504). This bill provides support for low-income children by improving their access to the nutritious food they need – whether in school, in out-of-school time programs, or in child care – and improving the nutritional quality of the meals they receive. Passage of a Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill this year will ensure significant movement towards the Obama Administration’s goals of ending child hunger by 2015 and dramatically reducing childhood obesity.

Help ensure our children get the nutrition they need!

TAKE ACTION: Lend your voice to a nationwide “Call-in to Congress and the White House” during the next two weeks before Congress adjourns for summer recess. Call toll-free, 1-866-277-7617, to connect to your Representative and Senators. You can also use this number to call the White House. Urge your Members of Congress and President Obama to pass a robust CNR bill before the end of the 111th Congress. Members of Congress need to press House and Senate leadership to make CNR a “must pass” priority for this year. (Thanks to Voices for America’s Children for use of their toll-free number).

About The Food Bank
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is the leading provider of emergency food that reaches individuals and families with lower incomes in Western Massachusetts. In addition, The Food Bank is working with the community to develop strategies that will reduce the number of people in the four counties of Western Mass. who must rely on emergency food. The Food Bank seeks to make nutritious and affordable food accessible to all residents in our region. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is located at 97 North Hatfield Road in Hatfield, MA. (413) 247-9738. www.foodbankwma.org

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