Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Rep. Abigail Spanberger, author of the Helping Schools Feed Kids Act of 2023 (H.R. 1424). to express our support for the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Both inside and outside the classroom and throughout both early childhood and K-12 education, adequate nutrition is essential for a child’s well-being and development. However, an estimated 1.54 million of America’s students cannot afford the meals provided at school.1 While many of these students rely on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) free or reduced-price meal options, others who do not qualify or fail to complete the application may go hungry – to the detriment of their academic success and health. Healthy, free school meals for all would give all children a chance to flourish.

Read the full letter here.