Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Action Alert: Call Congress - Protect SNAP

From Feeding America:

Dear Sara,
We need to do something about what’s happening in Congress.
The House is poised to vote on the Farm Bill. The bill would cut SNAP, or food stamps, by $20.5 billion. That’s 8 billion meals that will be lost over the next 10 years. To put it in perspective, 8 billion meals is the equivalent of the entire Feeding America network of food banks shutting its doors for two and a half years. We can’t let the House pass this bill. Not on our watch.
We are going to flood the Congressional switchboard with calls today, and your voice can make a real difference. Please call your Representative today by dialing 866-527-1087 and listen to the pre-recorded message. We will then connect you directly to your Representative’s office and ask you to deliver this simple message:
As your constituent, I am asking you to vote against the House farm bill due to the cuts to SNAP. With so many families still struggling to put food on the table, it is important to protect and strengthen programs like SNAP and TEFAP. I understand the need to reduce the deficit, but increasing hunger is not the way to do it.
After calling your representative at 866-527-1087, tell us how they responded so we can hold them accountable.
Thank you for your important work in helping to feed families facing hunger.

Brett Weisel
Director of Advocacy
Feeding America

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