Poverty impacts many of our most vulnerable; our parents and grandparents struggle to make ends meet. Seniors are often forced to choose between medicine and housing. Children suffer the consequences of hunger in the classroom, where lack of regular nutritional meals impact school performance. Senior hunger in Arkansas is the highest in the Nation and we rank 2nd in overall hunger. 1 in 4 Arkansas children experience food insecurity. It is the duty of the Arkansas legislature to provide these most basic needs to those without resources, improving lives and outcomes.