Moral Mondays at the Iowa Capitol

Moral Mondays at the Iowa Capitol

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(ABC 6 News) – Iowa advocacy groups came together for what they’re calling “Moral Mondays” at the state’s capitol.

The event comes after Governor Kim Reynolds announced she would accept federal money to continue the Summer EBT Program, which helps feed food-insecure children during summer break.

Iowa is one of 15 states to reject the program.

Now, the Iowa Hunger Coalition looks to raise over $2 million privately to help fund the program.

“At the time when food banks and food pantries are breaking records, our SNAP enrollment is at a 15 year low,” said Luke Elzinga, board chair of Iowa Hunger Coaltion. “I think it’s really important for those organizations to speak up.”

The group also aims to get 10,000 petitioners to voice their support of the Summer EBT Program.