Thanks to our Legislators

The Food Bank thanks the following legislators, representing all or part of our service area, who recently voiced their support for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (monthly senior boxes) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). These programs help feed people challenged by hunger in our community and throughout the nation. The following members of Congress signed on to ‘dear colleague letters’ to the chair and ranking member of the Appropriations Committees supporting robust funding for these programs next year.thank-you-clipart-LTKde6erc

Counties in bold font are within the Food Bank’s 11-county service area.

  • Senator Bob Casey (Pennsylvania)
  • Representative Mike Doyle (Allegheny and Westmoreland counties)
  • Representative Mike Kelly (Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer counties)
  • Representative Tim Murphy (Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties)

Budgets are about priorities. It is crucial for all of us to let our elected officials know of our strong support for these programs – and we thank you for doing so.  It is exciting to see that result in expressions of support by these members of Congress. They work with their colleagues to make the decision to give priority to food and nutrition programs.  We extend our gratitude to these members for speaking up about the importance of increased funding for these vital programs.

Action Item:

Would you like to personally thank your legislator/s for supporting these programs?  Anyone can thank Senator Bob Casey, as he represents all Pennsylvanians. You can find out who your U.S. Representative is by clicking here.  Send a thank-you note either through their online contact form or by using social media.

Senator Bob Casey:

Representative Mike Doyle:

Representative Mike Kelly:

Representative Tim Murphy: