The U.S. House
of Representatives recently sent a strong message to American people they serve: poor
and hungry people are not a priority. They voted to slash SNAP (food stamp)
funding by $36 billion, and cut other social service programs that protect the
poor and hungry from malnutrition and poor health.
We’re not fully on our way to
economic recovery as yet and our Food Bank and Partner Agencies have not seen
the reduction in need. In fact, we’re preparing for a long, busy summer
to help nourish hungry children while school is out and they don’t have access
to free and reduced-price lunches.
It will take time for
families to recover from the economic slowdown. This isn’t the time to
reduce spending in SNAP and other nutrition programs. We need your help to
ensure that these premature cuts in funding will not result longer lines at
pantries across Central Texas and a longer recovery for needy families
struggling to get back on their feet.
You can make a difference by sending the message below to your Senators.
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a supporter of my local food bank, I am writing to share my concern about hunger in Texas. With unemployment still high and many Americans still struggling to make ends meet, anti-hunger programs are helping many of our neighbors just put food on the table.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]