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Letter Signed by Democrats and Republicans Calling for Increased McGovern-Dole Funding

A group House members recently signed a letter recently calling for increased funding for McGovern-Dole global school lunch program. This is critical especially with the number of hunger emergencies around the world.

Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Stee Watkings (R-KS) led the initiative which includes about 100 members including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Hopefully the w whole congress will support the increased funding. Here is a copy of the letter and all the signatories.

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Help Mariam Get School Lunches Again

It’s National School Lunch Week in the United States. But school lunches are important to kids everywhere around the world. So let’s visit with one of these children in a land far away, the African nation of Mali.

Mariam is a 12-year old from Yelimane village in Mali. She’s had a tough life, losing her parents at a young age. She lives now with her grandparents and sister. They are poor in a country ravaged by conflict in recent years.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Congress can unite over food

It seems like Democrats and Republicans never agree on anything. But think again. They are finding common ground over food. And it could make a huge difference for America.

When Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) recently signed on to the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015, he found allies from across the aisle. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined him. So did Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). From his party Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) were among the first to join Brown.

Read the full article at The Hill:

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Video: School Lunches- Fighting Hunger in America (A History)

A short film on school lunches in America. It was produced in 1966 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and gives historical background on this important safety net that fights child hunger in America.

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Take a bite out of child hunger pangs this summer: William Lambers (Opinion)

Summer is coming, but sadly it’s not all about fun. With the summer sun comes an increase in child hunger across the United States. That is because, with schools closed, needy children lose access to the free lunches and breakfasts offered there.

Read my full commentary at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Learn about hunger in your congressional district

A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.

Read the article at Examiner.

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International School Meals Day: From the U.S., Central African Republic to Syria

On Thursday, March 5, we can all celebrate International School Meals Day. Food for education matters whether here in the United States or in lands far away.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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