Economic Justice: Support Food Assistance Programs!


Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns is a member of the Agriculture Committee, and right now he is making important decisions about how to fund important anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). SNAP provides monthly nutrition benefits to over 47 million people each month, and TEFAP provides food for distribution through our nation’s food banks and churches. There is no doubt that your community benefits from both – and both are endangered in the proposed Farm Bill Reauthorization.
Phone calls are a form of advocacy that can greatly affect senators’ and representatives’ actions on issues. Please call 1-800-826-3688 toll free, and ask for Senator Johanns. Then ask him to support these anti-hunger programs!
Once you are connected to your senator, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from; also let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and say something along the lines of:
As you work with your colleagues to write a new Farm Bill, I urge you to provide additional funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and oppose any cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We all agree that jobs are the best solution to hunger. As our economy recovers and unemployment drops, SNAP costs will naturally fall. Please do not hurt struggling families who truly need help by taking food from their dinner tables.