On February 23 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack presented key elements of the Administration’s strategy to end childhood hunger in a speech at the National Press Club. The centerpiece is a “race to the top” competition to create incentives for states and governors to implement creative plans for community collaboration to eliminate the barriers that prevent children from participating in food and nutrition programs for which they are eligible. More than a year ago Share Our Strength proposed just such a State Incentive Fund. We are delighted to see this type of partnership between the federal government and the states moving one step closer to becoming reality. We believe it is essential to our shared goal of ending childhood hunger by 2015.
See entire post at Share Our Strength’s No Kid HUngry blog @http://strength.org/blog/billy_shore/race_to_the_top/