September is Hunger Action Month. Yet the U.S. House of Representatives is getting ready to vote on a bill that could significantly increase food insecurity in America. We need you to contact your Representative today and tell them that during Hunger Action Month we should be protecting effective programs that provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need, not taking these important programs away.
House budget resolution harms our neighbors and our food banks.
The budget proposal being voted on would result in some of the most dramatic cuts to food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in decades. The proposal would make fewer people eligible for the program and/or decrease benefits for current participants.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank works in partnership with the government to make sure our neighbors have enough to eat every day. SNAP and food banks are uniquely important tools which together will help ensure no American goes hungry. Last year SNAP provided 161 million meals throughout the Food Bank’s 11-county service area, while our Food Bank provided 31 million meals. If resources for SNAP decrease, there will surely be an increased demand for our services that we will be unable to meet.
Use your voice to protect SNAP.
There’s no reason to force people to choose between feeding their families and paying for their utility bills, medications, or housing. Americans pull together to help our neighbors when they’re in need. It’s who we are. When you speak out to protect government food assistance programs, you’re helping millions of Americans at risk of hunger.
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House budget resolution takes meals away from families in need. Vote no. #constituent #SNAPmatters @PghFoodBank supporter TWEET THIS!
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Thank you for speaking out to make sure your neighbors can continue to put food on their tables every day.