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