"While the summer meal program is a critical support for millions of families, most low-income children – 82% of those receiving free and reduced price lunch during the school year – are not receiving summer meals."
Feeding America strongly endorses the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015, which would provide an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to low-income families to help them purchase food during the summer months.
“The budget lays out a blueprint that could undermine the federal nutrition safety net for the next ten years by calling for large reductions in federal spending that are not possible without making huge cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps)."
Feeding America’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the organization a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today released a new study, Map the Meal Gap 2015, which finds that food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the nation.