Today U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski will visit the Washington Discovery Academy and the Marshall County Neighborhood Center in Plymouth, to see nutrition programs up close and meet with those on the front lines of the fight against hunger.
Plymouth Community School Corporation’s Washington Discovery Academy has 60 percent of its students receive free or reduced price breakfast. Congresswoman Walorski will tour classrooms and join students for breakfast in the cafeteria. She will then visit the Marshall County Neighborhood Center, a community organization that assists those in need through a food pantry, where she will tour the facility and meet with volunteers and staff.
Congresswoman Walorski has been working in Congress to examine and reform federal anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs. As chair of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, she has held more than a dozen hearings on the past, present, and future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. In June, she joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and several colleagues to unveil “A Better Way to Fight Poverty,” a set of policy ideas for improving the effectiveness of federal anti-poverty programs.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Agriculture.