Hunger Free Summer for Kids

Back-to-school is always an exciting time for kids, parents, and teachers alike.  In South Georgia many kids feel relief instead of excitement; they are relieved to know they’ll be getting their next meal.  It happens far too often across our community – children go hungry during the summer without the stability of school lunch and breakfast programs.  With 1 in 3 children in our area struggling with food insecurity, summer isn’t a holiday for lots of families.

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Feeding America are working with our members of Congress to affect some much-needed change in the way the federal government helps fund child feeding programs.  There are no one size fits all solutions; organizations need the ability to tailor programs to meet the particular challenges of their specific area.  Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a bipartisan group of colleagues introduced the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act which would allow some of that flexibility.

You can help us bring about the policy change that we need to make sure children in our community are fed.  Contact Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and let them know that South Georgia’s children deserve programs which are designed to meet their needs.  Ask them to support the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act!

Contact them today!

Senator Johnny Isakson: (202) 224-3643  EMAIL   Facebook   Twitter

Senator David Perdue: (202) 224-3521    EMAIL  Facebook  Twitter

 

For more information on the bill, click here.