Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Representative Grace Meng and Senator Michael Bennett, authors of the Hot Foods Act of 2023 (H.R. 3519/S. 2258) to express our support for the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

9 million children across the United States experience food insecurity. Access to proper nutrition during childhood directly influences health and well-being throughout a child’s life. Food insecurity is specifically associated with poorer physical and mental health, lower school performance, and diminished psycho-social functioning. Congress must bolster SNAP ensure our children are kept fed and well-nourished so that the negative impacts of food insecurity will not be felt for years to come.

Read the full letter here.