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Help ensure NYC’s children don’t go hungry!

Urge Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and your Council Member to make sure that the City’s budget includes $8.75 million to expand universal lunch to all students.

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  • 400,000+

    NYC children live in a home that lacks access to healthy, affordable food.

  • 83,000+

    NYC youth applied but didn’t get summer youth employment jobs

  • 30,000+

    children in ACS Early Learn programs

  • 20%

    of NYC public school children are obese

  • 41,000+

    NYC children slept in homeless shelters last year

  • 30%

    of NYC children live in poverty

  • ½ as many

    children are in foster care now than a decade ago

  • 1.7 million

    children in NYC

  • 75%

    of arrests of 16 and 17-year-olds in New York State are for minor crimes.

  • 96%

    of NYC children have health insurance

  • 1 million+

    children in NYC public schools

  • 23,000+

    NYC children sleeping in homeless shelters tonight

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