Hunger in America. Hunger is growing. Hunger in the USA. » Blog Archive » Farm Bill Cuts Food Stahungrr.comProposed budget cuts $540 million over the next five years. Reducing by 300,000 the number of those helped (26.7 million in 2006). While the USDA reports the need for food stamps is increasing. READ MORE - Time Union, Albany NY

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Virdell Miller ’s 28 year tradition of honoring Martin Luther King Jr.  by helping the hungry in her little town. - Rocky Mountain News Virdell Miller, Associate Division Director of Nutrition Services - Volunteers of America, Colorado branch

Protect the needy contact congress 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

Important call for immediate action From Feeding America
• 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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