Monday, June 17, 2013


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In 2011, nearly 17 million children lived in households that struggled with food insecurity. That's how many.

Yet, tomorrow the House of Representatives begins debate on a bill that would cut $20 billion from food stamps. (And use that money to pay for wasteful subsidies for big corporations!) That would mean cutting off two million Americans from benefits as well as 280,000 school-age children from their free school meals.

Nearly one out of four Americans (24 percent) say they had trouble putting food on the table in the past 12 months  making the United States stand out among wealthy nations in the percentage of its citizens struggling to afford life’s basic necessities.

Over 1,500 people have written to their representatives telling them to reject cuts to nutritional aid programs for hungry kids. Join them so we can reach our goal of more than 2,500 people taking action on behalf of hungry children.

Tell your representative to reject cuts to food aid for hungry children.

Thank you,
Tracey Conaty
E-Action Network

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