Nutrition

One-fifth of children in America today live in homes affected by hunger. Children living with hunger cannot grow and thrive, and they certainly cannot focus on learning and classroom performance. The federal government can make real progress on child hunger and the related problem of childhood obesity. First Focus advocates for smart policies and real resources for proven initiatives like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the National School Lunch Program.

Resources


Letter: In support of the Wise Investment in Children (WIC) Act (H.R. 6811|S. 2358)

| September 17, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Wise Investment in Children (WIC) Act (H.R. 6811|S. 2358)


Letter: In support of The Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020 (H.R. 6722)

| August 25, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of The Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020 in


Letter: In support of FEED the Children Act (H.R. 6801)

| August 25, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsor of FEED the Children Act (H.R. 6801) in support of the


Congress Must Act Quickly to Pass Additional Relief for Struggling Children and Families

| August 10, 2020 |

Given recent spikes in COVID-19 caseloads, an economic crisis that continues to deepen, and an upcoming school year faced with daunting challenges, it is


Letter: We must ensure that this historic public health pandemic does not threaten our children’s future

| August 10, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Letter: In support of The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R.7887)

| August 3, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R. 7887) in support


How to protect children experiencing hunger & homelessness in the wake of COVID-19

| May 4, 2020 |

Every facet of the lives of children and families are being disrupted during this historic public health and economic crisis. Unfortunately, both their short-term


Letter: Correct the Inequities in COVID-19 Response

| April 20, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Kids & COVID-19: Resource Hub

| April 16, 2020 |

The impact on children from COVID-19 is immense. It is also variable and complicated. Every facet of the lives of children and families are


Statement: Senate package good first step for kids but children need more robust measures

| March 26, 2020 |

We commend Senate lawmakers’ unanimous passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency bill, and even more, for using it to offer relief to America’s