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Farm Bill Call-in Day is May 8: Speak Out Against Attacks On SNAP

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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote any day now on a disastrous Farm Bill. Now is the time to speak out!

Join us for a Call-In Day on Tuesday, May 8, and tell them to vote NO!

The Farm Bill — the most consequential food policy program in America — passed by the House Agriculture Committee includes huge cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

SNAP puts food into the hands of nearly 42 million Americans, nearly half of them children. Making cuts to this program is simply cruel — and will leave our fellow Americans struggling to find their next meal.

Food Pantries Can’t Do It All.

Proposed funding cuts and structural changes would put more hungry families in line at food pantries instead of grocery stores. Food pantries struggle to meet current demand. Feeding America pantries provide just one meal for every 12 SNAP can provide.

These devastating changes would also harm local farmers, grocers and the communities they serve – including our own.

Anti-hunger advocates are joining across the country to tell Congress to say NO to these cuts. We need your help to make sure the calls flood in!

Call your Representative on Tuesday, May 8 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST and tell them to vote NO on cuts to SNAP.

It will only take you two minutes — a small sacrifice to help prevent millions from going hungry.

Here’s how:

  1. Dial 888-398-8702 (Feeding America’s toll-free number)
  2. Follow the prompts to be connected to your Representative using your zip code
  3. Tell them you’re a constituent and urge them to vote NO on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) and oppose cuts to SNAP food assistance.

Want to know more about specific concerns with the bill? Check out the op-ed from Harvesters’ President & CEO Valerie Nicholson-Watson and these talking points about the House bill.

We need to keep the phones ringing off the hook to stop this bill from advancing and leaving millions without enough to eat.

Thank you for using your voice on behalf of those in need!

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