December 02, 2010

House passes Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!

(from the Food Resource and Action Center)

MAZON applauds the House of Representatives for passing The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today. President Obama is expected to quickly sign the bill. This is very good news, but we’re not completely out of the woods yet. This bill includes a cut to future SNAP benefits; to say that this scenario is less-than-ideal is an understatement.

A number of the speakers on behalf of the bill on the House floor referenced the need to restore the SNAP cut. During meetings with House Democrats prior to the vote, President Obama strengthened his commitment  to fix the SNAP cut contained in the bill.

Just as your voices were paramount to getting this bill passed, so will they be crucial to getting SNAP benefits restored. Please call or write your Member of Congress to deliver two messages:

  1. Thank them for voting in favor of the child nutrition bill.
  2. Urge them to act during the lame duck session to restore the SNAP cut

Together, we have accomplished the first goal. Now let’s go out and conquer the second!