Advancing Anti-Hunger Legislation in Minnesota

On Thursday, February 27th, the non-profit Hunger Solutions organized their annual Hunger Day on the Hill where MCH Trainees, Marianna Colucci and Somadee Cheam had the opportunity to participate in advocacy at the Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Attending this event was a great opportunity to learn about hunger-fighting efforts, and provided a chance for the trainees to speak with districts’ legislators about important nutrition related issues in order to motivate decision makers to take supportive action on hunger policy issues. Issues on the legislative agenda included, eliminating school lunch shaming, continued funding for mobile food shelves, promotion of hunger free campuses, and building a new food shelf in Saint Paul. With a White House Administration that has been persistent in proposals to cut benefits and instill fear, state-level legislation is more important than ever in order to protect children, students and low-income individuals. Follow this link for more information on the bills the trainees asked our legislators to support!

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