Congress Wants Your Church to Spend $50,000?

April 24, 2012 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

The House of Representatives just proposed to cut more than $169 billion from SNAP, formerly the food stamps program. Some representatives argued that feeding hungry people is really the work of the churches.

These representatives are essentially saying that every church across America — big, small, and tiny — needs to come up with an extra $50,000 dedicated to feeding people — every year for the next 10 years — to make up for these cuts.1

I am furious!

Join me in telling Congress that this is outrageous. Sign our petition to say feeding hungry people is not the sole responsibility of churches.

Churches are already responding to unprecedented need. But this burden is more than we can bear, and it’s our poorest and most vulnerable people who will be harmed.

Let your members of Congress know that we won’t stand for this injustice.

More than 46 million Americans depend on SNAP to help put food on their tables every day. SNAP has prevented our nation’s economic crisis from turning into a hunger crisis. Congress must not turn its back on our nation’s commitment to protect vulnerable people from hunger.

Sign the petition now to let Congress know you and your faith community won’t stand for the long lines of hungry people this proposal will create.


Entry filed under: Action Alert.

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