Day of action - December 14th

Join the Day of Action on Dec. 14 to urge the Senate to quickly pass the historic Build Back Better Act (BBBA) with the child nutrition and anti-poverty provisions intact. The House of Representatives passed the $1.75 trillion bill late last month.

The BBBA’s critical child nutrition provisions would:

  • expand the number of schools that would be able to offer free meals to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision, an expansion that would allow nearly 9 million more low-income students to access healthy meals in school

  • give states the option to implement the Community Eligibility Provision statewide;

  • provide $30 million for school kitchen equipment;

  • provide $250 million for a Healthy School Meal Incentives demonstration project;

  • extend the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program nationwide for 29 million students who receive free or reduced-price school meals; and

  • allow states, as well as Indian Tribal Organizations, that participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to provide Summer EBT.

The bill also would make the child tax credit, set to expire by the end of the year, permanent.

Action Steps to Take Now:

  1. Call and email your Senators. Make clear the impact BBBA provisions will have in your state. Share stories to drive home those impacts.

  2. Get Vocal on Social. Tag @FRACtweets and your Members of Congress. Find their Twitter handles here.

Next Week:

Anti-Hunger Community Day of Action on Tuesday, December 14 — Join FRAC to #SealTheDeal on #BuildBackBetter. Flood the Senate phone lines with this call-in (202-224-3121) day by letting Senators know what’s at stake.

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