U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s (IN-02) campaign released a new ad focusing on her work to fight hunger and help Hoosiers get out of poverty.
“Having seen poverty firsthand overseas and here in Indiana, Jackie Walorski is working tirelessly to make sure no one in our community has to go to bed hungry,” said Walorski for Congress campaign manager Emily Daniels. “Jackie has toured dozens of local food banks and community organizations that are on the front lines of the fight against hunger, and she’s working across the aisle in Congress to fix our nation’s welfare programs so everyone has a chance at the American Dream.”
Congresswoman Walorski serves as chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, which has spent nearly two years examining federal hunger programs to learn what works and what can be improved, with the goal of better helping individuals lift themselves out of poverty.
Last year, Congress passed a bipartisan law, with Walorski’s support, to encourage donations of food to community anti-poverty organizations. The House passed H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act, to permanently extend the tax deduction for local businesses to contribute food inventory to food pantries and shelters. The legislation was later signed into law as part of a larger bill.
In June, Walorski received the Hunger Leadership Award from the bipartisan Congressional Hunger Center for her “significant contributions to fighting hunger in the United States and around the world.”
To watch the ad, click here.