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With record numbers of children and families living in poverty and struggling to recover from the recession, federal nutrition programs serve as a critical support to ensure children's daily nutritional needs are met. Children continue to suffer from hunger in the U.S. with the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world.
In 2012, more than 1 in 10 children lived in households where children were food insecure, meaning they lacked consistent access to adequate food. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a lifeline for children and families. More than 1 in 4 children on average received SNAP food assistance each month in 2012.
Join us in contacting your members of Congress while they are at home this week as part of CDF's Wednesdays at Home® action alert.
Step 1: Find out who represents you using the tool below.
Step 2: Click expand to find their district address and phone number.
Step 3: Deliver the following message by calling or visiting their home office:
Hello, I am a constituent from (hometown) and I'm calling/visiting to ask Representative/Senator _______ to stop child hunger. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a lifeline for children and families and funding must not be cut when children continue to suffer from hunger in our rich nation. As Congress considers the Farm Bill I ask you to invest in, not cut children's nutrition programs. Thank you.