Legislative Updates

March 23, 2015

URGENT: We Need Your Help To Protect the Programs That Help Us Fight Hunger!!! Call-In Day Tuesday March 24th!

This week the House and Senate are expected to vote on budget resolutions that would attempt to balance the budget in 10 years. At stake are possible deep cuts or harmful structural changes to hunger relief programs especially SNAP.

It’s easy to do…

1) Just dial the toll free number, (888) 398-8702 FREE, listen to the pre-recorded
message and enter your zip code when prompted.

2) Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress (be sure to dial
back in to speak with both your senators and representative), state that you
are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.

3) Let them know you are calling about the budget and deliver this important
message:

As your constituent and supporter of the Interfaith Food Pantry serving over 11,500 residents of Morris County, I am calling to ask you to vote against any efforts to cut or block-grant hunger-relief programs like SNAP when you consider the budget resolution. SNAP benefits have already been cut twice in the last two years. The clients of the Interfaith Food Pantry rely on these programs, and the pantry will be unable to meet the need in our community if these programs are cut. Last year we distributed over 1,000,000 pounds of food to supplement government aid but need your support. Please find a more responsible way to balance the budget.