Congress: Don't Burden My Church By Cutting Vital Hunger Programs
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Congress: Don't Burden My Church By Cutting Vital Hunger Programs

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      Bread for the World

Some members of Congress have said that churches should be primarily responsible for feeding hungry people. The devastating proposed cuts by the House Budget and House Agriculture Committees to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) would mean that on average, every church in the country would have to come up with approximately $50,000 dedicated to feeding people — every year for the next 10 years. 

More than 46 million Americans depend on SNAP, to help put food on their tables every day. Cuts to SNAP particularly at a time of continued high unemployment and unprecedented need for food assistance, are a moral outrage.

Sign our petition to Congress and let them know that churches cannot be the only ones responsible for feeding hungry people. Let them know that cutting vital feeding programs like SNAP will be devastating for the poorest and most vulnerable people in our country. Please help spread the word by passing this along to your church leaders, friends and family.

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    • David Greene COLLEGE STATION, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I don't like organized religion in general and while I may not approve of some of their teachings, I always support altruism and benevolent aid for the less fortunate. I don't care who's doing it, just as long as they're helped.

      Secular institutions should be the ones involved in such ventures, as well. Why should people be forced to go to a Church, despite whatever beliefs they may have, if they genuinely need help? That is borderline unconstitutional. Please oppose the SNAP budget cut proposals immediately.

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    • Ruth Rogers WOOLWICH, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      Many "churches" are over-working to help in their existing works. People need to be encouraged to grow their own food as much as possible with a voucher to be given so that they can buy the food seeds, soil, and plant containers of their choice to save the seeds for the next year -- and some hands on gardening lessons of their choice if they do not know how to garden and would like a lesson. Still people need to be given some food. THE CHURCHES STILL NEED TO GIVE FOOD AND START UP SUPPLIES FOR SUSTAINABLE GARDENING ALSO --- UNTIL PEOPLE PRODUCE THEIR OWN BACK YARD OR FOOD GARDEN. Not all people will be able to garden so the help from the gov. and the church and neighbors will be appreciated.

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