/Tag:Child Nutrition Reauthorization
2 02, 2017

Feeding America 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame

Second Harvest Food Bank has been honored as a member of Feeding America’s 2016 Advocacy Hall of Fame. Nearly 40 food banks across the country met the criteria which included completing activities in five different challenge areas that show our efforts at the federal, state and local levels to inform and communicate with our elected officials and community members about hunger issues. […]

7 01, 2017

No New Funding or Improvements for Federal Child Nutrition Programs

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy In 2016, individuals, organizations, faith communities and anti-hunger organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank worked hard with policymakers to reauthorize funding for the federal child nutrition programs.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do so. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs […]

6 12, 2016

New Funding Secured for School Breakfast Program

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to working with policy makers, school administration, food service staff, teachers, parents, and students to increase local participation in the Federal School Breakfast Program (SBP).  We see this as a vital meal program to address childhood hunger and help every child reach their full academic potential. Millions of low-income children have benefitted from the School Breakfast Program that launched as a pilot program established […]

4 09, 2015

What is the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act?

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Second Harvest Food Bank VP of Community Engagement and Policy We have an opportunity to let our federal elected representatives know why providing healthy food to children matters. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that governs many federal nutrition programs for low-income children is currently being reviewed by Congress. [...]

7 06, 2010

Defense Authorization Bill Includes Support for Child Nutrition Programs

Last Thursday, the House voted on an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill. The amendment, sponsored by McGovern (D-MA), Emerson (R-MO), Bishop (D-GA), includes a “Sense of Congress” stating that hunger and obesity are impairing military recruitment and must be properly addressed by fully funding Child Nutrition Programs. An encouraging 341 members voted to support [...]

15 03, 2010

Report from the 2010 National Anti-Hunger Conference

On March 7, our Senior Director of Programs and Services Cindy McCown, along with hundreds of other hunger advocates, converged on Washington D.C. for the 2010 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America, the conference provided three days of innovative training, networking and advocacy. Cindy found [...]

24 02, 2010

Nutrition is a priority – locally and nationally!

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and First Lady Michelle Obama know fresh produce is invaluable to good health, and are spreading the word. (See the slideshow of their recent shopping adventure in North Philadelphia on The Huffington Post.)The support coming from the top to improve childhood nutrition is most welcome at Second Harvest. For [...]