Stop Cuts In The Food Stamp Program

July 21, 2005

The Food Stamp Program is the nation’s single most effective federal effort to reduce and prevent hunger in the United States. A recent federal measurement shows that 11.2 percent of all U.S. households, including 13.3 million children, do not have enough to eat. More than half of all Food Stamp recipients are children.

The Congressional Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2006 passed in May requires the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to cut $3 billion from programs under their jurisdiction by September 16 - Food Stamps is one of those programs.

Community food banks are already stretched to their limits. People of faith through their houses of worship are doing their part. Government must be a full partner in the effort to eradicate hunger in America.

Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to oppose cuts in funding for the Food Stamp Program. CLICK HERE to send a message to your Senators and Representative.