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National Call-In Day! Make Your Call to Congress Today!

November 28, 2012

With the election season over and Congress back to work, the threat of a “Fiscal Cliff’ is on everyone’s minds. Congress must also make a decision on completing Farm Bill reauthorization and whether to complete it during the lame duck session or wait and address it next year. In addition, there is the possibility that tax policy changes could hurt the ability of food banks to raise food and fund donations. With the economy still not fully recovered, now is not the time to be making cuts to nutrition programs families depend upon to help put food on their tables.

Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to address the Fiscal Cliff in a responsible way, not on the backs of struggling families.

Contacting Congress is easy! Here’s how: 

  • Call the toll-free hotline at 866-527-1087.
  • Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted. Connect to both of your Senators first.
  • Once you are connected to your first senator, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from. Be sure to give the name of the food bank or local agency you are representing.
  • Let them know you are calling about anti-hunger programs and deliver this important message:

I urge you to oppose cutting SNAP and other hunger relief programs as part of any deal on the Fiscal Cliff and continue to protect tax incentives to encourage food and fund donations to food banks. Cutting programs that put food on the table for hungry Americans is not the way to balance our nation’s budget.

Be sure to repeat the process so that you speak with your Representative and both of your Senators.

Thank you!

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