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A Great Day for Low-Income Families

It’s been a great afternoon here at Bread! We’re celebrating the news that Congress passed two pieces of legislation this afternoon that are really critical for low-income kids and families.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will help more children get free and reduced-price meals at school.

The Middle Class Tax Relief Act will prevent 858,000 children, from falling into poverty.

“This is a victory for millions of working poor families and for American’s children," said David Beckmann.

The first is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will improve the quality of school lunches and help reduce the number of kids who go hungry. It now goes to President Obama for his signature.

The second is the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, which passed in the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

“To have worked so hard on these issues for the entire year, and to have both votes come up one after the other is amazing,” said Monica Mills, Bread’s director of government relations."

“It’s extremely satisfying and rewarding to know that hungry kids in America will do so much better because of this.”

Thanks to our Bread members and activists who made calls, visited their members of Congress, and worked to get this legislation passed—it’s a great victory!

READ MORE: the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and the Middle Class Tax Relief Act.

WATCH: How do tax credits help low-income families? David Beckmann explains.

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What is Bread's opinion on funding the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by taking funds out of the food stamp program? It seems to me that this isn't robbing Peter to pay Paul. It is mugging Peter and Paul in hopes for a vote from Judas.

Yes! Thank you for all your hard work!!! My heart is with you today David and Monica (and Tammie and David from the midwest!) Jen Engquist (2010 Hunger Justice Leader)
Resistencia, Argentina

That's a good question, Rev. Steve -- Bread was disappointed to see child nutrition programs funded by cuts to future SNAP benefits. We fought hard for those cuts to not take place. However, hungry kids couldn’t wait any longer for improvements to child nutrition programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Bread, along with the anti-hunger community, will continue to work to restore those cuts before they go into effect.

Nice topic--thank you and thumbs up!

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