Despite being the richest country in the world, a whopping 9 million children in the United States are food insecure.
This horrifying statistic means millions of kids regularly experience unnecessary discomfort and pain. Food insecurity and hunger can affect a child's cognitive development, performance in school, and even their social relationships.
Luckily, legislators have passed a new law
in Minnesota that will change all of this - at least for the kids in their state.Sign now to demand every single U.S. state without universal school meals adopt free meal programs for all children!
The new law in Minnesota will make sure that all kids receive free food for lunch every day that they are in school. But unfortunately, Minnesota is only the fourth state in the country to adopt such a program.
Research has consistently shown that this simple change can dramatically reduce childhood poverty and hunger. So why hasn't every single state in the country signed a version of this into law?Food is a human right, and no child deserves to go hungry. Sign the petition to tell every remaining state to adopt free, universal school meals for all children now!