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At Second Harvest Food Bank, we believe that on the day enough people decide to take action against hunger, our local hunger relief need can be fully met. Hunger is not about a shortage of food. It is about a community’s will to pitch in and help one another meet this basic need. Our vision is to inspire and engage the community to end hunger. Take action today by signing up to receive our advocacy alerts below!
Advocating for more support and services for
our neighbors in need is a powerful way to make a difference. While
advocacy can take a variety of paths, it always begins with taking the time to
become well-versed, fluent, and passionate about the complex issues of hunger
A simple and important way to advocate is to talk to the people you come into contact every day. Friends, colleagues, family members, and others may not be aware of size and scope of the hunger problem, or about the effect it has on our entire community. Your passion will inform and inspire them to want to take action to help, just as you do!
And there are often opportunities to share your passion with elected officials when legislation or other policy decisions are pending at the local, state, or federal levels. The more these representatives of the people hear from their constituents about the unacceptability of hunger and food insecurity, the more they are likely to support helping struggling families. Your voice can make that difference.
The current proposed budget puts 42 million Americans at risk by
stripping their access to food. The budget calls for gutting the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as the food
stamp program) with one of the largest proposed cuts to the program
The SNAP program puts food into the hands of more than 42 million Americans; about 40% of people on SNAP are children, 25% are elderly, and the rest are largely made up of the working poor, veterans and a small portion of the unemployed.
Families, seniors and veterans need your voice – send a message to your lawmakers right now to tell them to put a stop to the proposed budget.