With summer just around the corner, millions of children are about to lose their sole source of consistent nutrition: school lunch. What can your health and human service organization do to help push back against this hunger? We suggest three simple steps: inform, coordinate, and advocate.
How can food and nutrition programs best combat child hunger? The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the path for one possible solution: universal school lunch. Advocates pushing for a long-term implementation cite the academic and health benefits of such programs.
Hunger in the United States is rising, and food and nutrition services are looking to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for help. As the new administration is challenging lawmakers to increase the financial support for SNAP, food programs are hoping to see an increase in both benefits and eligibility.