For many kids, school is more than just a place to learn: it’s also where they have reliable access to dependable, nutritious meals. When kids are out of school over summer vacation or winter break, it can mean that those meals disappear. For the 1 in 6 Maryland kids who struggles with hunger, that can be devastating.
Luckily, we have a solution that’s good for kids, good for our communities and good for our state. Summer SNAP for Children (SB 218/HB 338) is essential to ensure that Maryland’s kids have consistent nutrition throughout the entire year, setting them on a path to grow up healthy and strong.
A simple note to your legislators is one of the most powerful ways to raise your voice for kids. It’s not only powerful, but quick and easy! Simply click here to send an email to your legislator, and feel free to use or tweak the sample language below.
Make sure no Maryland kid goes hungry in the summer
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'm writing to urge my representatives to support SB 218/HB 338, Summer SNAP for Children. Kids rely on school meals for nutritious food, and when schools are closed over the summer or winter breakfast, kids can miss out on the meals they need. Kids who face hunger in the summer return to school in September already behind.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]