More than 100,000 kids would lose access to free or reduced school meals because of this change. For many of these children, that meal at school may be the only thing they eat that day. You don’t have to be a nun or policy wonk to know that taking food from children is just plain wrong.
We commend Rep. Carolyn Maloney of California, chair of the House Oversight Committee, for calling on members of Congress to hear testimony on how this rule change, and a host of others from the administration, will make difficult childhoods even harder. We hope these hearings help demonstrate the subversive ways this administration has attempted to hurt struggling people and families, especially the harms to those most vulnerable among us — our nation’s children.