Can You Write a Story on an Empty Stomach?

There are so many great stories waiting to be written on the importance of school breakfast and afterschool meals, the need to end school lunch debt shaming, and of course, preserving essential nutrition programs in the federal budget. We hope these ideas help inspire your next story.

Too Many Low-Income Children Missing Out on Summer Meals, Face Greater Risk of Hunger, Report Finds

After four years of significant growth, national participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased last summer, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report, released today. During July 2016, the programs served 3 million children across the country — 4.8 percent fewer children than were served in the previous summer.