White House Budget has Major Investments Targeting Child Hunger
Though the House has refused to hold hearings on the President's budget, the White House revealed several important measures that, if adopted, would make significant progress in ending child hunger in America. On Jan. 27, the White House held an event on how we can end child hunger in America, highlighting those budget proposals.
In a statement, the White House said:
The Obama Administration is dedicated to ensuring American children and families have the support they need to build a better future, especially when weathering life’s ups and downs, such as loss of a job, illness, or work that pays less than a livable wage. SNAP and other nutrition programs, like school meals, make a real and measurable difference in the lives of children and their families and provide a stronger future for the entire country. Building on its commitment to expanding access to opportunity for all, today the Obama Administration will announce additional actions to ensure American children have the food they need to grow, learn, and succeed.
The agenda on child hunger included summer food programs (where food insecurity can spike as school lunch programs are suspended) and using other government data to auto-enroll students in school lunch programs.