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Message to Congress: Protect Child Nutrition Programs

September 8, 2015

Viatorians have signed letters to Congress all summer, in support of protecting child nutrition programs.hunger programs for children

Currently, Congress has until Sept. 30 — the day the current law expires — to pass a child nutrition bill. At stake is a swath of programs that provide children nationwide with meals that enable them to grow, be healthy, and learn.

Starting in June, Viatorians supported lobbying efforts by First Focus, a nonprofit organization in Washington, devoted to making families and children a priority; as well as efforts by the National WIC Association.Web_First-Focus-logo_250L[1]WIC logo_2

This month, they are working with Bread for the World, a faith-based organization devoted to ending hunger at home and abroad. bread

Read more here about ways you can take action to urge Congress to keep child nutrition programs a top priority.