Help us generate phone calls to the House and Senate with a clear message- protect the programs that help us fight hunger!
This week, the House and Senate are expected to vote on budget resolutions that would attempt to balance the budget in 10 years.
While these resolutions are non-binding, we are concerned that they will be used to draft legislation that would balance the budget on the backs of low-income Americans by cutting the hunger-relief programs that advance our mission.
We believe it is necessary to send a strong message early in this process and let them know that cutting programs that our families rely on is the wrong way to balance the budget.
Calling Congress is easy. Here’s how:
- Dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
- Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.
- Let them know you are calling about the budget and deliver this important message:
As your constituent and supporter of the St. Louis Area Foodbank, I am calling you today 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. Families rely on these programs, and our food bank will be unable to meet the need in our community if these programs are cut. Please find a more responsible way to balance the budget.
- Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.
Michelle Knight, Advocacy Coordinator
St. Louis Area Foodbank