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Summer Action Day Join No Kid Hungry on June 23 for a digital day of action to end summer hunger!

Summer is usually the hungriest time of year. In the wake of the pandemic, temporary new policies are in place that are game changers, and now, more kids than ever will get the food they need this summer. But once these policies expire, we'll go back to the outdated system of years past.

It doesn't have to be this way. It's time to act. Join us and tell Congress to permanently update and modernize the summer meals programs.

On June 23, here are two ways you can urge Congress to take action to #EndSummerHunger:

  1. Spread the word on social media. Use your social media platforms to talk about the importance of updating and modernizing the summer meals programs and tag your Members of Congress to urge action.
  2. Submit a letter the editor of your local newspaper. Congress will soon be home in district over the July 4th holiday. Give them something to read when they're home by submitting a letter to the editor about the need to act on legislation to end summer hunger.

Share these Messages on Social Media

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BEFORE THE DAY OF ACTION

Summer is usually the hungriest time of year, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us and @NoKidHungry on June 23 to tell Congress to #EndSummerHunger: https://bit.ly/3cPAKZI

Congress passed temporary measures to help reach more kids with the meals they need this summer, but they’re just that: temporary. Join us and @NoKidHungry June 23 to tell Congress to stand up for children and #EndSummerHunger: https://bit.ly/3cPAKZI

New benefits & flexibilities in how meals are served are helping kids get the meals they need this summer, but these measures are only temporary. We need Congress to make them permanent. Join us & @NoKidHungry June 23 to tell Congress to #EndSummerHunger: https://bit.ly/3cPAKZI

ON THE DAY OF ACTION

Summer can be the hungriest time of year for kids who rely on school meals, but it doesn’t have to be. Congress needs to strengthen and modernize the summer meals program and they have the chance right now. Here's why it matters: https://bit.ly/3xt2JpK #EndSummerHunger #NoKidHungry

New policies are helping more kids than ever get the food they need this summer. But once they expire, we'll go back to the outdated system of the past. Tell Congress to #EndSummerHunger by permanently updating the summer meals programs. https://bit.ly/3xt2JpK #NoKidHungry

New benefits & flexibilities in how meals are served are helping kids get the meals they need this summer, but these measures are only temporary. We need Congress to make them permanent. Tell your Members of Congress to #EndSummerHunger: https://bit.ly/3xt2JpK #NoKidHungry

Congress passed temporary measures to help reach more kids with they meals they need this summer, but they’re just that: temporary. Tell Congress to stand up for kids and #EndSummerHunger. https://bit.ly/3xt2JpK #NoKidHungry

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Submit a Letter to the Editor

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For the 13 million kids in the U.S. who may face hunger today, summer is usually the hungriest time of year. This summer, however, may be a different story because new benefits and temporary waivers are helping to reach even more kids with the food they need. For example, they allow parents to pick up meals for the week or allow organizations to drop meals off at a child’s home.

But these measures are temporary. It’s time for Congress to update and modernize the summer meals programs by permanently implementing policies that have fed so many kids during the COVID crisis - additional summer grocery benefits and allowing meals to come to kids to help overcome transportation barriers -and making them part of future solutions.

Congress has the opportunity to support proven solutions like a nationwide Summer EBT program and non-congregate meal options through the Child Nutrition Reauthorization process or the American Families Plan proposal. Hungry kids can’t wait.