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Over the next few days, Congress will decide the fate of hunger-relief programs in the Farm Bill, and we need to mobilize thousands of phone calls to make sure they protect hungry families by protecting SNAP/Food Stamps and investing in SNAP.
We need you to add your voice to the thousands who will join this important effort. Now, more than ever, it is important to make a phone call to your Members of Congress and help ensure that struggling Americans still have access to programs that help put food on the table.
- Just dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
- Once you are connected to your Representative, 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:
As your constituent and supporter of local food bank, I am calling you today to ask you to oppose cutting SNAP/Food STamps and ensure that $300 million is invested in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for food banks in the final Farm Bill. I understand the need to reduce the deficit, but increasing hunger is not the way to do it.
- Please repeat the process to make sure you talk to both of your Senators as well as your Representative.
After calling your Members of Congress, tell us how they responded so we can hold them to their promises.
Thank you for your important work in helping to feed families facing hunger.