HUNGER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

3:30-5:30 pm, April 16, 2020,

The Hotel Concord, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH.

No one should struggle to put food on the table.

While hunger is often invisible, it is a reality for many people throughout New Hampshire, including children, people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and working households trying to make ends meet.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), serves as the first line of defense against hunger, yet USDA has introduced proposals, as well as a new rule, that would cut SNAP benefits. These would lead to greater hunger and poverty in New Hampshire and the country.

One of the proposals also would have a devastating domino effect by preventing children from automatically receiving free school meals, putting their health and learning at risk.

Learn more about these recent attacks on SNAP as well as the pending Child Nutrition Re-authorization. You’ll walk away with an array of best practices and strategies from a national expert on how New Hampshire can ensure all of its citizens have the healthy diet they need to thrive.

Registration is complimentary, but seating is limited.

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About our keynote speaker

Food Research & Action Center’s Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs, Crystal Weedall FitzSimons, directs FRAC’s work on the child nutrition programs that serve school-age children.

She analyzes policy to advocate for legislative and regulatory improvements to increase low-income children’s access to the nutrition programs. She helps develop strategy and direct field efforts to achieve program improvements. She provides technical assistance, conducts training, and develops materials for national, state, and local organizations.

Based in Washington, D.C., FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.