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Immediate Action Needed: Contact your Representative today!

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11.19.2015 Congress is making important decisions about the child nutrition programs. Now is the time to act: show your support of the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act today!

Nearly 2 million of California's most vulnerable kids fall into the summer nutrition gap. While these children benefit from free or reduced-price school lunches during the academic year, they miss out on similar meals during the summer. That puts California's low-income kids at further risk for hunger and food insecurity.

By expanding Summer EBT, the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act would help ensure that all California kids have year-round access to the nutritious meals they need to learn, grow, and achieve. Summer EBT is a nutrition benefit available to low-income families with kids who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. The benefit is used to purchase groceries when school is out of session. Read more about Summer EBT. PDF

Join us to support all children having year-round access to nutritious meals! Act TODAY by asking your California Representative to co-sponsor this important legislation.

EMAIL, CALL, OR TWEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Find your Representative: link

Feel free to personalize and adapt the following script to use for an e-mail or phone call:

My name is (name) and I live in (city), California. I am writing/calling to strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (H.R. 2715 / S. 1539).

All children need year-round access to nutritious meals in order to learn, grow, and succeed. Nearly 2 million of California's most vulnerable kids fall into the summer nutrition gap. These children benefit from free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, but miss out on similar meals during the summer. Even more worrisome, at least 2 million children in California live in households that are unable to consistently afford enough food. The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act will fight hunger and improve nutrition by building on a model that has already proven effective: Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) for Children.

I ask that you co-sponsor the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (H.R. 2715 / S. 1539) and help ensure that our children are healthy and hunger-free!

Sincerely,

Sample Tweets:

  • #SummerEBT for CA kids! @[Insert Rep. Twitter handle] pls co-sponsor Stop Child Summer Hunger Act S. 1539/H.R. 2715!
  • CA kids deserve year-round access to healthy food! @[Insert Rep. Twitter handle] pls co-sponsor Stop Child Summer Hunger Act S. 1539/H.R. 2715!
  • .@RepSusanDavis' #SummerEBT bill = healthy food for summer. @[Insert Rep. Twitter handle] pls co-sponsor Stop Child Summer Hunger Act H.R. 2715!

Is your Representative already a co-sponsor? Send a thank you email or tweet!

The following California Representatives are already in support of the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act: Reps. Susan A. Davis (CA-53), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Scott H. Peters (CA-52), Jared Huffman (CA-2), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Mark Takano (CA-41), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), and Juan Vargas (CA-51).

Sample Tweet:  Thanks for supporting the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act, S. 1539/H.R. 2715 @[Insert Rep. Twitter handle]!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Child Nutrition Reauthorization decisions are being made right now. Contact your representative TODAY!

Questions? Contact Anna Colby at 213.482.8200 ext. 204