Brown urges school meals at home and abroad

Cincinnati Enquirer

United States Sen. Sherrod Brown has been a longtime advocate for the school lunch program in Ohio and across the country.

He is currently trying to expand summer feeding to reach more children in need.

Brown is also advocating for school meals abroad as an important piece of U.S. foreign policy. The UC News Record reported on Brown's recent visit to Haiti. There the senator saw the impact of the school meals for Haitian children, funded by the U,S, McGovern-Dole program.

Named after the former Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole, the program funds school meals in developing countries. The UN World Food Programme received the McGovern Dole grant for Haiti and distributes the food. Elizabeth Jennings of WFP said the McGovern-Dole funding "has been vital" in supporting school feeding in Haiti.

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