Local food councils strive to bring our communities together to work on issues related to food, health and agriculture. We have launched this campaign because SNAP and other nutrition programs are critical to the well being of children, elderly, and families living with food insecurity, and because their future will be the subject of Congressional debate early in 2018.
In Congressional District 1, we have joined with Moms Rising, a network united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America, and interfaith-Food Shuttle, a food bank that connects families to nutritious food and helps them develop skills for self-sufficiency, to request your participation in this statewide campaign to protect SNAP.
As the 2018 Farm Bill is debated in Congress, all of us concerned about the nutritional needs of our neighbors at risk of hunger and food insecurity need to speak up and defend the programs that have proven to be effective.
Specifically, our statement urges Congressman G.K. Butterfield and Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tills to reject any proposals that: + cut funding to SNAP or other federal nutrition programs, + shift costs to the states, or + otherwise reduce benefits affecting low-income working families, children, the unemployed, or the elderly.
Please see the attached statements with accompanying data and talking points about SNAP that will be sent to Congressman Butterfield. The intro of this same statement will be adjusted and sent to both Senators Burr and Tillis. If your organization would like to be listed as a co-signer of these statements, please fill out the following form.
We need to act quickly, please fill out this sign-on form by February15th to join us in this important ask to our lawmakers.