Letter: In Support of the Summer Meals Act of 2019
On June 24th, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter of support to Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) in support of their Summer Meals Act of 2019 (S. 1908/H.R. 2818.)
Excerpt from the letter: The Summer Meals Act of 2019 takes the important step of ensuring more low-income children can access nutrition and learning enrichment at summer meal sites by reducing the area-eligibility threshold from 50 to 40 percent, providing transportation grants, increasing the number of meals available, and reducing paperwork burden for sponsors. We look forward to the process of Child Nutrition Reauthorization as an opportunity to incorporate your legislation into a comprehensive package that closes the summer hunger gap.