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Vargas said food assistance crucial

(Vargas wants funding restored to the Food Assistance Programs)….Congressman Juan Vargas said Hunger deserves no place in our great nation.

He has sent letters requesting the funding be restored. The letters have gone to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies. Vargas said combating nutrition deficiency for children, seniors and families is of utmost importance to him. Vargas said he would continue to fight until no person felt the pangs of hunger. The letters include funding requests for the Emergency Food Assistance Program to help food Banks and emergency feeding agencies as well as grants to help schools expand access to school breakfast for eligible low-income children. Vargas said programs that help seniors, mothers and children access nutritious meals are crucial.