A rule change to the federal food stamp program proposed by the Trump administration would cause children in low-income families across the United States to go hungry, educators and hunger advocates told Congress on Thursday.
Her new legislation aims to make affordable, universal child care a reality.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide more than $27 million to states and tribal nations to reduce child hunger, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Monday. Nevada, Kentucky, Virginia and two tribal nations will receive funding, with money going to programs like the Virginia Hunger-Free Kids Act Demonstration Project — a state initiative that will provide children in areas of high food insecurity with three school meals a day and additional food for nonschool days. The USDA was able to issue these grants because of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), a 2010 piece of legislation championed by first lady Michelle Obama.