Hungry Muppet Pitches Government Assistance: Free Food at School

December 9, 2011 - 9:02 AM
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A “food insecure” Muppet is helping to promote a national “Food for Thought” campaign that teaches poor families to eat nutritious food and to eat on the taxpayers’ tab. At the National Press Club on Thursday, Lily the Muppet – who worries about her family not having enough money to feed her properly -- pitched free food at school: “Sometimes we can't always afford to buy all the food that we need,” Lily said. “I mean, but we've been finding lots of ways that we can get help...Yeah, for example, at school I get a free breakfast and a lunch...part of the meal plan."