Over the past two years of the pandemic, child nutrition waivers have been an important tool that allow schools and local organizations to feed kids in ways that work best for their communities. 

Right now, these waivers are set to expire on June 30. But schools and community groups are still struggling with pandemic-related challenges, like supply chain delays, rising food and fuel costs and staffing shortages. They need these critical flexibilities to feed kids this summer and next school year. Without swift action from Congress, children are at risk of losing access to an estimated 95 million meals this summer and many more next school year.

Your Senators need to hear from you! 

This Thursday, April 14, from 12-2pm PST/3-5pm EST No Kid Hungry is hosting a Twitterstorm to call on Congress to extend child nutrition waivers NOW so kids can be nourished this summer. We hope you’ll join us.

Here are three sample tweets you can use to participate in the Twitterstorm – feel free to tailor them to your voice.

  • Time is running out – we need your help! [Insert your Senator’s Twitter handle here], please act now to extend child nutrition waivers so our kids can get the meals they need this summer and beyond. #KeepKidsFed http://bit.ly/3IgHCMs

  • [Insert your Senator’s Twitter handle here], kids are counting on you! Child nutrition waivers are set to expire. Extend these waivers NOW so our children can get the nutrition they need this summer. #KeepKidsFed http://bit.ly/3IgHCMs

  • To feed kids, schools and community groups need child nutrition waivers this summer and beyond. [Insert your Senator’s Twitter handle here], please make this a priority so that kids get the meals they need! #KeepKidsFed http://bit.ly/3IgHCMs

You can find your Senator’s Twitter handle here, and download a graphic to accompany your tweet here.

No Kid Hungry will retweet as many messages as possible during Thursday’s Twitterstorm. Together, we can make our voices heard!

Thank you for all you do to ensure kids are nourished and ready to reach their full potential.


Last Reviewed: April 12, 2022