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Advocates for Hunger Programs Urge Lawmakers to Help Feed Those in Need

As we near the end of National Nutrition Month, advocates for hunger programs are calling on lawmakers to help feed the poor.

Programs like SNAP, free school lunch, and WIC, which provides assistance to women and children under five, received extra funding during the pandemic, but those benefits have since expired.

Now, there is concern about future funding as Congress tackles the Farm Bill this year.

SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is one of the programs facing possible cuts.

However, advocates for the program say that funding it is not only morally right, but also a good investment in the future.

They point to clear evidence that children who have access to SNAP are more likely to graduate from high school.

Advocates argue that investing in our children, including ensuring they have enough to eat, is one of the core goals of our country.

This includes education, safe communities, and ease.

With the pandemic still affecting many families, it is more important than ever to ensure that these programs receive adequate funding to help those in need.

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