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Become a hunger advocate. Help us educate legislators and influence policy by lending your voice to the cause of hunger relief. You can help bring positive change for all those who struggle to put food on the table.

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Talk to friends, family and colleagues about the need for a solution to hunger. Learn how hunger affects your community and stay up-to-date on the ways policy impacts daily life for struggling families.

We need you now more than ever

As the need continues to grow, programs that help feed families are being threatened locally and nationally.

Find information and resources here that will help you stay up-to-date on government action and policies affecting hunger relief in Missouri and Illinois.

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2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Information

Every five years, Congress must reauthorize child nutrition programs. During this process, Congress will debate new funding levels, ways to strengthen and improve the programs, and develop new policies to make sure our nation’s children have access to healthy, nutritious food. The current bill, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, is set to expire on September 30, 2015.

With September 30 quickly approaching we are urging our Members of Congress to take action. The following two bills are serving as marker bills for the upcoming CNR. To find additional information about the legislation, please click below.

Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015 (S.1966)

Summer Meals Act 2015 (S. 613/H.R. 1728)