Ask Congress to End Child Hunger in America.
Urge congress to support legislation that maintains access to healthy school meals for children across the nation. Our friends at the Food Action & Research Center (FRAC) has made it quick and simple for you to send members of Maine’s congressional delegation the message that you support two crucial bills that would ensure continued access to nutritious meals at school.
Use the FRAC Action Network to send a pre-populated, editable email, or craft your own message, and with one click, send it directly to Senator Collins, Senator King, and your representative – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree or Congressman Jared Golden. (Maine’s First District’s Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has already signed on as a cosponsor of the House version of the bill. She still benefits from receiving constituent messages indicating support of her work to address child hunger nationally.)
Good for America, Good for Maine
If you’ve been following our work, you’re likely aware that Maine’s legislature passed, and Governor Mills signed the School Meals for All bill into law at the end of the 2021 session.
Supporting federal measures to End Child Hunger in America levels the playing field for children across the country and shifts the increased cost of Maine’s School Meals for All commitment from the state’s budget to the federal budget which has historically funded meals for students who qualify for free and reduced priced meals.
A message to Congress from Maine Senate President Troy Jackson
The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021
The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 1530 / House Bill 3115) would ensure that every child has access to free nutritious meals at school, after school, during the summer, and at child care through the federal child nutrition programs.
Momentum is building!
“School meals should remain free for all children – today and always.” Read the Op Ed from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on TheHill.com.