For a real and lasting impact in the fight against hunger, we need your voice to make ending hunger a priority. Working hand in hand with community leaders and policy makers, we can solve this problem.
Lend your voice to hunger-ending policies that will make a meaningful difference in your neighbors' lives.
With our federal nutrition programs — specifically, our child nutrition programs — we can help end child hunger which affects one in four Central Texas children. As Congress renews these programs during the Child Nutrition Reauthorization this year, you have an opportunity to advocate for some really good ideas.
Read our latest action alert.
Read our blog to learn what ideas we support.
Send a letter to your elected official to show your support.
Share your story with us. Legislators are always looking for real examples they can share while debating and advocating for this legislation. Your personal story can make a difference.
Focusing on specific public policy priorities, we inform decision makers at every level of government about hunger in their community and their role in ending hunger.
Preserving and protecting federal nutrition programs that nourish hungry Central Texans makes it easier for us to provide quality service to our community. We regularly communicate with elected officials about the impact the Farm Bill, Child Nutrition Reauthorization and the federal budget has on our operations and the families we serve.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR)
The funding and guidelines for summer meals, school lunch, after-school meal programs WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) are all decided in this act. Due to be reauthorized this year, CNR is our opportunity to improve the way we nourish future generations, improve long-term health and effectively combat child hunger.
Our priorities are to support Feeding America’s policy recommendations:
Because we’re conveniently located in the state capital, we make it our priority to work closely with the Texas Legislature during session, providing testimony in hearings, serving as an expert resource and advocating for policies to make our state hunger-free and healthy.
The Texas Legislature meets on odd-numbered years. The next legislative session begins January 10, 2017.
Success of the 2015 Texas Legislative Session
With our partners at Feeding Texas and others, we successfully:
Add your voice to ours and strengthen the growing movement to end hunger.
We coordinate and collaborate with leading organizations dedicated to improving Americans' health and nutrition: