COVID-19 has had devastating effects on child hunger. Since March 2020, food insecurity rates have tripled for families with children nationwide. This is particularly troubling given the fact that, in 2019, the country’s food insecurity rates were at a two-decade low.
When children are able to grow up healthier and stronger, our economy and nation grow healthier and stronger, too – now and in the future.
What We’re Doing
Through a combination of government relations, communications and grassroots activism, we build relationships policymakers and mobilize the public to increase investments in programs that help children in the U.S. have access to food.
We empower our grassroots network of hundreds of thousands of supporters to raise their voices and lobby their lawmakers to invest in kids. By joining together, we become a force that turns advocacy into policy wins.
Calling on Congress to Prioritize Women, Infants and Children
Save the Children Action Network recently joined the National WIC Association and hundreds of national, state and local organizations in calling on Congress to support the Wise Investment in our Children Act (WIC Act) to help ensure more women, infants and children receive the nutrition they need to thrive.
Send a message to your members of Congress – support the Build Back Better Act to get food to hungry children year-round, reduce child poverty and expand affordable, high-quality early learning programs, like preschool and child care.
Send a message to Congress: pass the Build Back Better Act to combat the growing child hunger crisis and help families recover from the devastation of the pandemic.
Send a message to your members of Congress and help children get access to an adequate amount of nutritious food during the summer months when school is out.
In honor of Mother’s Day, show your support for moms by urging Congress to make the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program work better for moms and their kids!
Send a message to your members of Congress – Support the Wise Investment in Children Act and help prevent young children and their moms from going hungry.
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