Earlier this week we watched A Place At The Table, now available through Netflix.
The problem of hunger in the United States is due to poverty, not a shortage of food.
Child obesity and hunger are related because of government subsidies that enable low prices on high calorie junk foods.
This is a timely movie that you should watch. It puts a face on hunger on the United States.
Members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C., this week and their schedule is packed. One of the first things on the docket is a proposal to cut SNAP (formerly food stamps) by $40 billion. If approved, the cuts would be twice the amount included in a bill that House members voted on in June. Congress is under intense pressure to cut SNAP — it’s critical that you raise your voice and tell Doug LaMalfa to protect this vital program! Send an email or call now! If enacted, these cuts would kick millions of people off the program and place a greater burden on churches and charities that are already struggling to provide enough food assistance. For example:
On Nov. 1, all SNAP households will see their monthly benefits reduced whether this proposal passes or fails. Now is not the time to cut SNAP.
The House is expected to vote on this proposal as early as Wednesday. Email or call Doug LaMalfa today and urge them to vote against deep and harmful cuts to SNAP. Use Bread for the World’s toll-free number, 800-826-3688, to be connected to the Capitol switchboard, or send an email.