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June 5, 2009

Universal Feeding FTW1!
Rep. Chakah Fattah has saved the Philly Universal Feeding Program. Well, at least he says he did. Via PRWire:
The popular and successful pilot program that provides a no-hassle free lunch for tens of thousands of low-income Philadelphia school children will continue through the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D, PA-02) announced today.

Fattah spoke today morning with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who told the Philadelphia Congressman he was granting an extension in response to Fattah's May 29 letter and to urgent requests from Pennsylvania's Senators and Representatives.

Chakah, who is my representative by the way, failed to mention the blogosphere's contribution (or Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen. Arlen Specter's or Gov. Ed Rendell's). But all's fair in love and public relations. The fact is that Universal Feeding lives on and will likely be expanded when the federal school lunch program is reauthorized this fall. This whole activism thing is pretty cool, no?

h/t Jill Richardson

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