Chef Kwame Onwuachi moderates a session that will explore the unprecedented challenges facing families this winter and our urgent need to provide relief through a stimulus bill - an opportunity that is slipping away.
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Washington, DC - With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, millions of families in the United States will face the hungriest holiday season in memory. And, for many regions across the country, the looming cold weather months pose new challenges for schools and community groups serving meals and for the families in need seeking them. From waiting in long lines in cold weather at meal distribution sites to stretching limited budgets to pay for higher utility bills in the winter, families are on the brink of greater hardship in the months to come.
But hunger is a problem we can actually fix. Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are essential to feeding children in need. However, the need is too vast and benefits are too low. To make sure kids get the food they need during this pandemic, Congress should pass legislation that temporarily increases SNAP benefits.
- Gay Anderson, Child Nutrition Director, Brandon Valley School District, South Dakota
- Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign
- John B. King Jr., President & CEO of The Education Trust and former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Obama
- Kwame Onwuachi, James Beard Award-winning Chef and Author of "Notes From a Young Black Chef"
- Michelle Rogers, Parent and Community Advocate, Montgomery County, Maryland
When: Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm ET
What: Speakers will discuss the unprecedented challenges facing families this winter and our urgent need to provide relief through a stimulus bill - an opportunity that is slipping away.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.