Congress: Don't Burden My Church By Cutting Vital Hunger Programs
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.
Cuts to SNAP, particularly at a time of continued high unemployment and unprecedented need for food assistance, are a moral outrage.
I urge you to form a circle of protection around funding for domestic nutrition programs that help meet the nutritional needs of millions of American families.
If you decide to cut SNAP it will be devastating for hungry and poor Americans and would put a huge burden on churches and charities.
God calls us to stand up against injustice. Budget choices that cause food lines to grow longer during a time of great need are unjust. Congress needs to take responsibility and continue helping hungry people in our nation.