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Hungry children get support in the State Senate

Adam 03/22/13

 

Hungry children gained the unprecedented support of a majority of the State Senate this week. As the News Tribune's Politics blog reported on Tuesday, 25 of 49 Senators co-signed a letter asking budget leaders to fully fund State Food Assistance.

As the Senators wrote:

“Hunger is a roadblock to opportunity because hungry children cannot learn. The correlation between hunger, poor health and learning is well understood. If children continue to arrive at school unprepared, we will never close the opportunity gap.”

To read a copy of the letter and see which Senators signed on to support hungry children, click here.