Elected Official

Elected officials at the federal, state and local level can improve the lives of the children they serve by elevating the issue of childhood hunger, making programs more effective, and supporting legislation that makes it easier for kids to receive the healthy food they need.  The resources in this section will help you be a more effective champion for children in need.

Learn About Childhood Hunger

Childhood hunger affects the health and development of children and the health and development of a community. The good news is that childhood hunger is solvable. These resources will help you:

  • Understand the extent of childhood hunger across the nation and in your community
  • Understand how hunger affects education, health and the economy 
  • Identify opportunities in your community to address childhood hunger

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Launch a Campaign

Elected officials are in a distinguished position to increase awareness about childhood hunger and leverage their influence to make lasting changes toward no kid hungry. These resources will help you to:

  • Understand your role in ending childhood hunger
  • Champion a No Kid Hungry campaign in your community
  • Learn about how other elected officials are making No Kid Hungry a reality

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Model Best Practices

No child should grow up hungry in the United States when there are federally supported nutrition programs that offer children the meals they need. There are proven, effective ways to connect children and families to healthy food and help them build critical nutrition skills. These resources will help you to:

  • Explore actions that you can take to end childhood hunger
  • Expand the reach of school breakfast 
  • Ensure children get a healthy meal afterschool
  • Connect more kids to meals during the summer
  • Elevate the importance of food skills education for families

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