Academy Statement on Passing of U.S. Sen. Bob Dole

12/06/2021 - The Academy mourns the passing of U.S. Sen. Bob Dole (Kan.), a champion of hunger and child nutrition issues, who served as a member of Congress for more than thirty years. During his time as ranking member of the Senate Agricultural Committee, Dole played a significant role in expanding crucial nutrition security programs, including SNAP, the school lunch program, as well as the establishment of WIC – all programs the Academy continues to advocate for today.

Some Academy members may recall that his wife, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (N.C.) spoke at a past Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™.