Ensure children have enough to eat


(To the Editor:
One in five children faces hunger in America. Congress can make a real impact by passing legislation that ensures kids have enough to eat so they can thrive in the classroom and beyond. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), summer feeding programs, school meals and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) play a huge role in keeping our children fed. They are an investment in the future of our nation, providing our children with the food they need to live, learn, and play.
Investing in programs like these strengthen the economy, create jobs and make our country a great place to raise a family. We need to support legislation that strengthens federal anti-hunger programs.
On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Franciscan Peace Center will host a free screening of “A Place at the Table” — a film which examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. This film shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved, if the American public decides that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton.
For more information visit www.Clinton
Fran­ciscans.com or call (563) 242-7611.
Laura Anderson, marketing director
Franciscan Peace Center, Clinton

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