Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GCFD Farm Bill Call-in/Web message

From the Greater Chicago Food Depository:

We are happy to report that our Congressional leaders are making progress toward passing a Farm Bill, which is the legislation that provides critical resources for national nutrition programs including both the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Food Stamp Program. If passed, the Farm Bill will provide more food to food banks through TEFAP and will make important improvements to the Food Stamp Program. These improvements are needed more than ever due to skyrocketing fuel and food prices. Additionally, the nation’s economic slowdown makes it increasingly difficult for many struggling families and individuals to make ends meet.

As negotiations enter the homestretch a final push is needed to ensure that Members of Congress get the message that they need to adequately fund critical hunger programs that help the hungry secure the food they need.

Please take action today and urge your Members of Congress to pass a final Farm Bill that provides strong support for national nutrition programs that feed low-income Americans.

Call your rep and senators now or take action now at this page...

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