This week, the House of Representatives will debate the Farm Bill and we need your help protecting nutrition assistance for vulnerable families.
The House bill would cut over $20 billion in SNAP, causing millions of our low-income neighbors to see their food assistance cut or lose their benefits entirely. That’s a loss of 8 billion meals, or the equivalent of Feeding America’s entire network of 200 food banks shutting down for 2.5 years.
The House bill would cause 2 million individuals to lose their SNAP benefits entirely, 210,000 children to lose free school meals, and 850,000 households to see their benefits cut by an average $90 per month. It would also slash nutrition education funding that helps low-income families stretch limited resources to maximize nutrition.
Help send a message to Congress by joining Feeding America’s National Call-in Day. This is a critical opportunity to demonstrate strong support for nutrition programs to ensure access to nutritious food for Americans struggling with hunger.
Calling Congress is easy. Here’s how:
- Call Congressman Sam Farr’s DC Office @ 202-225-2861 and Santa Cruz Office @ 429-1976; or
- Call the toll-free hotline at 866-527-1087, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
As your constituent, I am asking you to vote against the House farm bill due to the cuts to SNAP. Cuts to SNAP and SNAP-Ed would increase hunger and make it harder for families to access a nutritious diet. With so many families still struggling to put food on the table, it is important to protect and strengthen nutrition programs. I understand the need to reduce the deficit, but increasing hunger is not the way to do it.
Thank you for your support.