Waivers Update! Remarks from the Senate Agriculture Committee Chair

2022-06-09

In less than a month, pandemic-related school nutrition waivers will expire, leaving already struggling schools with less options to continue feeding the thousands of children that rely on them for their next meal. As a result of making your voices heard, the extension of school meal waivers continues to be at the forefront of discussions in Congress – but our work is not done. On June 8, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, made an impassioned plea to her colleagues on the Senate floor to cosponsor and pass the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act of 2022.

“What happens when school food staff are faced with challenges like these? Kids don’t eat… If we don’t act, one-third of our schools will be in such dire situation they may not be able to continue the school lunch program at all,” said Senator Stabenow.

WhatYou Can Do:

As SNA continues to advocate for waivers, your help from home will amplify the message. Reminding your legislators that this issue is important to their constituents can help move mountains.

  • Tweet Your Legislators: Raise awareness and share Sen. Stabenow’s floor statement with your legislators on Twitter!
  • Call Congress: Use SNA’s sample script to call your legislators.
  • To get regular updates on SNA’s waiver extension advocacy efforts as well as other critical policy and legislative news, subscribe to Tuesday Morning.

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