New York pols push bipartisan bill to boost summer meal programs, fight child poverty

Two New York Congress members are crossing party lines to push for passage of legislation aimed at boosting summer meal programs around the country.

Congressman Dan Goldman, a Democrat representing Brooklyn and Manhattan, has teamed up with Brooklyn Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and upstate Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro to introduce the ‘Summer Nutrition Parity Act,’ aimed at bolstering local summer meal providers to combat inflationary pressures and ensure sustained meal services for children.

The bipartisan bill seeks to equalize the funding formula for summer meals with that of school-year meals, providing crucial support for providers to keep pace with inflation and serve meals throughout the year.