Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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End Hunger Now

Starting on February 5th, 2013, Congressman McGovern began a series of speeches focused on why we must "End Hunger Now."

Video of the speeches, and information on the effort to #EndHungerNow, will be curated on this page.

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Archived #EndHungerNow House floor speeches can be found here

More on End Hunger Now

Jan 13, 2015
I’ve come to the floor today to give a voice to those who are hungry, to share their struggles and to challenge my House colleagues to take meaningful action to #End Hunger Now. Last week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a troubling new report estimating that roughly 1 million unemployed Americans will be cut off from SNAP benefits over the course of 2016. The report anticipates that those affected will lose between $150 - $200 per person per month in food benefits, cuts that will cause serious hardship.This is shameful. We should be working to end hunger now, not making it worse.
Jul 15, 2014
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Jul 9, 2014

 

Jun 24, 2014
Ending hunger shouldn’t be a controversial thing. It shouldn’t be something that we ignore but, rather, a goal that we embrace. It’s something we can do if we muster the political will to do so.
Jun 19, 2014
There are many fantastic anti-hunger organizations both in Washington DC and around this country. Share Our Strength is one of these organizations that does fantastic work. I’m proud of all of these groups that have stepped up to do what the federal government should be doing. I’m proud of everyone who is banding together to fight hunger, to join me in our attempts to End Hunger Now.
Jun 2, 2014
U.S. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern wants to take what Franklin County’s got and give it to the rest of the country. “What I love about the new part of my district is that, out here, people demonstrate how to do things right,” McGovern told a crowd of constituents gathered at Green Fields Market Saturday. His district, largely in Worcester County, grew to include Greenfield and 13 central and eastern Franklin County towns during last year’s federal redistricting. His words referred to the county’s commitment to sustainable living, support of local agriculture and enthusiasm for renewable energies.
May 29, 2014
Providing access to healthy school meals shouldn’t be controversial. We shouldn’t play politics with our kid’s health.
May 20, 2014
Congratulations to Donna Lombardi, the Director of Nutrition for the Worcester Public Schools in my hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, for receiving the Healthy Start Leadership Award. This award is being presented by the EOS Foundation, a Massachusetts-based foundation that is committed to expanding universal, free breakfast in the classroom across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
May 7, 2014
"I’m sick and tired of poor people being demonized. I’m sick and tired of their struggle being belittled. We’re here to represent all people – including those struggling in poverty." - U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern