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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Congressional call in day!

Now that August recess is over, Congress heads back to Washington with a big to-do list, including Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The current bill expires on September 30, and we need to make sure Congress knows that passing a strong child nutrition bill that strengthens programs and reaches more kids must be a priority.
You can help by participating in our national call in day and joining thousands of supporters from across the country to urge Congress to pass a strong child nutrition bill and ensure no child in America goes hungry. Let's show Congress that it's time to end child hunger in America.

Calling Congress is easy! Here's how:
  1. Just dial Feeding America's toll free number, (888) 398-8702 and listen to the pre-recorded message.
  2. Connect to your first senator and enter your zip code. Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
  3. Let the office know you are calling about Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
For Senator Gillibrand, deliver this message:
As your constituent and [supporter/partner agency] of the Food Bank of Central New York, please co-sponsor the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act (S. 1966).
For Senator Schumer, deliver this message:
As your constituent and [supporter/partner agency] of the Food Bank of Central New York, please co-sponsor the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act (S. 1966) and the Summer Meals Act (S. 613).
For your representative, deliver this message:
As your constituent and [supporter/partner agency] of the Food Bank of Central New York, I would like to see Congress pass a child nutrition bill that includes these three priorities:
  1. Streamline regulations for summer and after school meals.
  2. A summer EBT program to help families when school is out.
  3. A non-congregate meal option so program operators like food banks can reach kids who can't access summer meal sites.

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