As the 113th Congress begins its work, there will be on ongoing series of bitter budget debates. Inevitably, there will be proposals to cut federal support for food assistance programs—the charitable tax deduction that fuels food donations and SNAP benefits will likely be on the table.
Cuts in these programs will make life even harder for the people Foodshare and the local food pantries and community kitchens in the region serve. It’s vital, then, that we get ahead of this curve and let our representatives know how important these programs are.
Feeding America, the national network of food banks across the country (including Foodshare), has prepared a letter to Congress to do just that. Read the letter here.
If you are part of an organization that cares about these issues, we’re asking that you sign on to that letter and amplify its message to legislators. To sign your organization onto the letter, go here.
Thanks for helping with this. It will make a big difference for all of us working to end hunger, in Connecticut and around the country..