A Staggering Statistic
As a new mom, I quickly learned what a cry of hunger sounds like. I was amazed by how quickly that cry drove me to action -- no mom can ignore that sound. Unfortunately, in today's economy, more and more families don't have the resources to answer those cries. In fact, a recent USDA study found that 1 in 4 children in the U.S. are on the brink of hunger.
Tell your Senator to support the Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act today! http://action.momsrising.org/cms/letter/action_957/
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study on hunger in America. The study highlighted a staggering statistic: 1 in 4 children in our nation are now on the brink of hunger. That's the highest number since the USDA started keeping track.
When 1 in 4 children in our nation are on the brink of hunger it is an emergency.
Thankfully, legislation was recently introduced to help address this crisis. The Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act would ensure that millions more children across our country have access to healthy foods.
As more and more moms are returning to work to make ends meet, more children are in childcare. This Act will add meal or snack options for children who need them, helping to cover the costs of food for children who are in care for longer hours, and making more family child care providers eligible for higher levels of reimbursement.
The bottom line: Strengthening the Child and Adult Care Food Program would help millions of children eat healthy meals every day.
Don't forget to tell your Senators that children across our country are depending on them:
And please take a moment to spread the word. I'm sure your friends and family will want to contact their Senators on this important issue too. Forward this email far and wide.
This year we're thankful for the over 1 million moms across this country who are part of the MomsRising community and are creating change in their own states and Washington D.C.
PS- Thanks to the National Women's Law Center for all their great work on this issue
PPS- Looking for a food bank to give or share this holiday season? Go to Feeding America's to quickly search for a food bank near you.