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For the first time in generations, it’s about to happen

In 1969, the Nixon Administration held the first-ever White House conference focused on ending hunger in the United States.

The conference paved the way for landmark legislation that has made a tremendous difference in the lives of millions of Americans. School breakfasts and lunches, food assistance programs for women, infants, and children, and the modern-day SNAP program all trace their roots back to this conference.

The results were clear: efforts like these work. Hunger decreased.

But even today, a startling number of our fellow Americans still don't know where their next meal will come from. The United States is the richest country in the world. It's shameful that even one person goes to bed hungry. We can and should do more to end hunger.

For over a decade, I've been fighting to secure another White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. And after years of organizing, working, and building a nationwide coalition, the next conference is finally happening this week.

I'm so grateful for your support in making this happen. I'm even more grateful because I know the transformational impact this will have on the lives of millions of Americans.

I can't wait to share what comes next. Stay tuned.


Posted on September 27, 2022.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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