COVID-19 has had devastating effects on child hunger. Since March 2020, food insecurity rates have tripled for families with children nationwide. This is particularly troubling given the fact that, in 2019, the country’s food insecurity rates were at a two-decade low.
When children are able to grow up healthier and stronger, our economy and nation grow healthier and stronger, too – now and in the future.
What We’re Doing
Through a combination of government relations, communications and grassroots activism, we build relationships policymakers and mobilize the public to increase investments in programs that help children in the U.S. have access to food.
We empower our grassroots network of hundreds of thousands of supporters to raise their voices and lobby their lawmakers to invest in kids. By joining together, we become a force that turns advocacy into policy wins.
What You Can Do
We mark this Inauguration Day, a day of transition in leadership, with the knowledge that the President of the United States can and must play a critical role in making the world a better place for children.
Throughout 2021, SCAN will work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to ensure they provide crucial investment to struggling families. Only then can we, as a nation, build back better.
SCAN’s advocacy led to many state victories and investments in early education that will change the lives of children for years to come.