Today is the day to ask our Members of Congress to keep our federal nutrition programs strong in the Farm Bill and ensure we don’t take away food from our children, seniors and veterans.
Currently Congress is considering the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as they look to reconcile the House and Senate version of the Farm Bills. The decisions they make during this process will impact how families struggling with hunger will be able to put food on the table.
The Feeding America network of 200 food banks and 60,000 community partners, including pantries and soup kitchens, are working together with anti-hunger advocates across the country to bring our voices to Washington DC and make sure the people we proudly serve can get the food they need to feed their families.
We need you to join us by calling 888-398-8702 and telling your congressional office “My name is _____. I am a constituent in Congressman/woman _____’s district. Please protect and strengthen SNAP and TEFAP in the final Farm Bill.”
Other ways to get involved
Print a plate and tell us what you can’t do when hungry. Post on social media with the tag #HungerActionMonth.
Then, let us know how you can help solve hunger!