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.
Calling on Congress to Prioritize Women, Infants and Children
Save the Children Action Network recently joined the National WIC Association and hundreds of national, state and local organizations in calling on Congress to support the Wise Investment in our Children Act (WIC Act) to help ensure more women, infants and children receive the nutrition they need to thrive.
Rural Voters’ Views on Hunger, Child Care, and Early Education
On behalf of Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network, the bipartisan research team of New Bridge Strategy (R) and Hart Research (D) recently conducted research among rural and small town American voters across the country.
The study found that rural voters nationally are facing many challenges, with a significant focus on inflation and an increasing cost of living.
Support A Better Farm Bill
Kids Can’t Thrive on Empty Stomachs
Tell Congress: Nutrition is getting harder to afford — and families need more support.
Nutritious Food is a Necessity, Not a Luxury
Send a message to Congress: we must make big investments in federal child nutrition support – because children deserve to thrive, not just survive.