How You Can Help End Childhood Hunger in the US

This is an excerpt from a letter from Bill Shore, Founder & Executive Director of Share Our Strength regarding pending legislation that will significantly impact our ability to deliver nutritious foods to the children in this country. If you have 20 minutes, the call link in the first paragraph is worth listening to -good recap of all of the activity in the Share Our Strength community - including an update on Jeff Bridges' involvement as spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

"We heard from many folks who could not participate in the leaders
conference call last Thursday that they were interested in receiving
notes from the call. In response, we’ve made a recording of the full
call available via this link:
If you have friends or colleagues who might be interested in hearing
the same updates, please feel free to share this link with others.

Also, as follow up to a question that was asked on the call regarding how to
take action on child nutrition reauthorization, below I’ve listed three
way you could help pass this critical legislation– legislation that we
believe will further our efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

If Congress doesn’t act by September 30, the food and nutrition programs
will likely be extended under a continuing resolution, but we will have
missed a chance to enact carefully crafted reforms that improve both the
quality and nutritional value of school meals, and that improve access
to programs for the large number of children who are eligible but not
enrolled in programs that work.

There are three actions you could take to help pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization:

1) Please call or email your members of Congress, and in addition you can
call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,
who ultimately have the most influence over moving this legislation
forward. The message is simple - tell them to pass a robust child nutrition bill before it expires at the end of September (see below more specific instructions for calling and e-mailing).

2) Pass this call to action on to all of your friends and family.

3) Write a letter to the editor for your local newspaper (if you’re
interested in doing this, please contact Alice Pennington at for assistance).

Here is information on how to call/email: Call 1-866-277-7617 and ask to be connected to your representative’s office. You can look up who your representative is online at:

Email your senators and representatives in support of child nutrition reauthorization via:

If you have any questions or concerns, as always please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime."


(you can follow Bill Shore on twitter at @billshore or @sharestrength)

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Comment by Rod Guinn on August 3, 2010 at 7:08pm
Thanks, Joni. This is SOOO important, and it's a five minute investment of time. Please, everyone -- lend a hand here!




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