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From the Kitchen to the Congress: A Child Nutrition Reauthorization Blog

Congress Fights Hunger, One Hour Each Day

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Your Member of Congress has been asked to help fight hunger, one hour each day during this year’s August recess.  In a Dear Colleague letter, members of the House Hunger Caucus are requesting that their fellow Congressional representatives take an hour each day to focus their efforts on fighting hunger in their Congressional districts.  The letter doesn’t specify activities, but points out that raising awareness is a key step in putting an end to the problem of hunger.

The August recess is a great time to encourage your member of Congress to come visit your school cafeteria.  If school’s back in session, invite them into enjoy lunch with the students and see how the school nutrition program operates in their community.  This is also a great opportunity to discuss Child Nutrition Reauthorization issues.  If school hasn’t started, make an appointment to meet at their district office. 

For ideas on hosting a Member of Congress in your school, be sure to check out SNA’s Cafeteria Site Visit 101 resource.