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Hunger Fact:

Farm Bill 2012: Contact Your Senators

Tell Congress to get their priorities straight – hungry people matter.

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.

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Message

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.







Congress should do its part by continuing to support anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), all of which are authorized in the Farm Bill.

Cutting anti-hunger programs will increase hunger in America. Given the associated health care and educational costs of hunger and poor nutrition, cuts to anti-hunger programs are short-sighted.

I ask you to please remember the families who are struggling in our country, and urge you to protect and strengthen important anti-hunger programs like TEFAP, SNAP, and CSFP in the 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization.

Hunger is unacceptable.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]