I believe that we adopt a "leave no person behind" approach in general; that all of us are created equal and have an equal right to pursue happiness; and that societal barriers that stop anyone from their pursuits need to be eliminated. This is especially true for our youth, our future. Meaningful education and enabling all of our youth to reach their full potential is an investment in our future and our country's health. So YES, I fully support food assistance when needed. All of our youth need the opportunity to achieve and not just those youth whose parents can afford a properly nutritional diet.