The “Hunger Free Schools Act of 2009,” (S. 1343/H.R. 4148) sponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D- OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives David Loebsack (D-IA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) would help more low-income children participate in school meals by improving and expanding direct certification for school meal eligibility, and by allowing more schools in high-poverty areas to provide universal (free to all) meal programs.
The Hunger Free Schools Act would improve and expand access to school meals and snacks for low-income children, promote direct certification, reduce paperwork and administrative costs, and utilize technology. Specifically the legislation would:
Please sign your organization's name to this letter. This letter expresses support for the Hunger Free Schools Act, S. 1343/H.R. 4148.