Protect the needy contact congresshttp://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml and ask them to preserve foodstamp benefits in this time of hardship.. FACTS: “SNAP is targeted at the most vulnerable households: 76 percent include a child, elderly person or disabled person, and 85 percent have a gross income at or below 100 percent of the poverty line. Despite what you hear, benefits are not overly generous. The average participant gets a monthly benefit of just $134, less than $1.50 per meal.” - Bill Bolling, The Atlanta Forward
• Nearly 300,000 kids would lose free school meals.
• 2 to 3 million individuals would lose their food assistance entirely;
• 500,000 households would see their benefits cut by $90 per month; HELP US FIGHT FOR THE HUNGRY—CALL CONGRESS TODAY! 877-698-8228 and speak with your Representative today!
Tomorrow, the House Agriculture Committee will vote on a Farm Bill proposal that cuts SNAP by over $16 billion.
Are we a nation that lets our elected officials take meals away from hungry children and seniors? We cannot let this happen. That’s why we are coordinating a national call-in day to show Congress that increasing hunger in America is unacceptable! Will you join us? You can help by calling your Representative today!
Call our toll-free hotline at 877-698-8228.
Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
State that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
I strongly oppose cuts to SNAP and other hunger-relief programs. Please vote against the proposed cuts to SNAP in the House Farm Bill. Increasing hunger in America is the wrong direction for our country.
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Weehawken Women’s Club requests donations during emergency food drive
Weehawken Women’s Club President Carol Kravitz knows how to work a grocery store.
She’s got local markets and discount food clubs practically mapped out in her mind, and during times when a single bag of groceries can run around $30, maximizing a dollar is a huge asset.
Fortunately for the North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC), Kravitz is an expert shopper.
“The New Jersey food bank shelves [which provide food for needy people] have been severely depleted,” she said. “During an average year, they will give out between 20 and 25 million pounds of food. Last year, they gave out 39 million.”
When Kravitz found out about the crisis from the N.J. State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of General Federation of Women’s Clubs, she and the Weehawken chapter immediately decided to join the cause. At the outset of the first of three designated collection days at the Senior Nutrition Center, the club had already amassed around $550 worth of donations for food.
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food network gets with the program! Hunger is growing. Hunger in America. Do a little good. And feel good. - Hungrr
The Canstruction is such a cool event! http://canstruction.org/ Please RT !