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Angelina Jolie wants food assistance to families increased

In the U. Some children receive free meals from their schools but the coronavirus pandemic has kept millions in their homes and children out of schools. Therefore, it is very difficult for some children to eat regularly as their parents are also asked to stay at home. After having a video conference call with local food banks and other organizations, Angelina Jolie wrote a letter to top congressional leaders, asking that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits be increased to help children who she says are going hungry because schools are closed and parents are out of work.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Jolie wrote: “Many of the most vulnerable children in America have missed nearly 740 million meals at school, due to closure resulting from the rapid spread of coronavirus. With parents facing lost jobs and wages, many of these children are going hungry.”

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