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Save the Children Supports House Bill to Address Child Hunger

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2022) – After the unveiling of the House version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, Christy Gleason, Vice President of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at Save the Children, issued the following statement:

"Save the Children proudly supports the newly introduced House version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), which includes much-needed and historic child-centered improvements. This CNR, if signed into law, would make child nutrition programs more fit for the future and increase access to nutritious food and services for children and families. This includes making it easier to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits and providing support for many of the innovative programs that successfully fed children during the pandemic, especially in rural communities.

"With this legislation, Congress has a critical opportunity to improve the lives of millions of children and their families by removing barriers to accessing nutritious foods and addressing child hunger and malnutrition. Save the Children applauds the House Education and Labor committee, particularly Chairman Scott, for introducing this bill.

"Save the Children—together with its political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network, and more than 375,000 advocates nationwide—will continue to tirelessly advocate to ensure this CNR provides help to hungry children and their families. Our advocates will continue their successful campaign that included hosting 62 events across 14 states and sending over 26,000 messages to Congress in support of these meaningful, bold provisions in the CNR."

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