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How You Can Fight Hunger

Congress is debating the federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, which sets the eligibility qualifications, meal reimbursement rates, nutritionguidelines, and funding levels for school meals, after school snacks, summer meals for kids, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and other child nutrition programs.

This bill is passed only every five years, so this is a crucial opportunity to make sure that your elected officials hear from you about this important issue. More than one in five U.S. children live in homes that can’t always afford enough food, but by calling Congress you can help reduce child hunger. Make a difference now.


Call your Members of Congress and ask them to support an increase for child nutrition funding, enact universal school breakfast and lunches for all students, and make sure the WIC program is available to every low-income pregnant woman and infant who is nutritionally at risk. 

o   If you live in New York, call Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at 202-224-4451 and Senator Chuck Schumer at 202-224-6542.

o   Visit the websites of the House of Representatives and the Senate to find your members of Congress.

o   You can call your members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate through the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Remember to ask to speak to each one separately when you call.