Oceanside, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will tour Frazier Farms on Monday and hold a press conference to discuss his Stop Child Hunger Act, legislation that would provide families who have children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals with an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card when school is not in session. Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee added a provision in its portion of the Build Back Better Act that makes similar investments to those outlined in Rep. Levin’s legislation. Rep. Levin will be joined at Frazier Farms by San Diego Hunger Coalition President and CEO Anahid Brakke, Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Vitale, and others.
Approximately 29.6 million students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals each day during the annual school year. School nutrition programs provide critical nourishment to students to support healthy living and improve cognitive function throughout the school day, and a lapse in these benefits can have a drastic impact on low-income families. The necessity of school nutrition programs has become especially pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why Rep. Levin introduced the Stop Child Hunger Act to expand those benefits when school is not in session.
What: Press Conference on Legislation to Stop Child Hunger
Who: Rep. Mike Levin
San Diego Hunger Coalition President and CEO, Anahid Brakke
Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Julie Vitale
When: Monday, September 13th, 10:00am PT
Tour to start at 10:00am; Press conference to start at 10:15am
Where: Frazier Farms, 1820 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054
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