Urge Congress to Prevent Nutrition Assistance Cuts

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):

Are you familiar with the cult sensation, The Hunger Games? Well now that the fanfare and hype have simmered down the REAL hunger games have begun in our own capital.

This week the House is voting on $36 billion in cuts to nutrition assistance programs, which would kick 2 million people off of food aid, cut benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income children from the free school lunch program.

Ask your members of Congress to prevent cuts to programs that keep millions of families from going hungry each day at http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=210.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, (formerly known as food stamps) is the cornerstone of the nutrition safety net. The program helps put food on the table for nearly 45 million low-income participants each month—the majority of whom are children, elderly, disabled, or working poor. In 2010 alone SNAP lifted more than 5 million Americans above the poverty line.

Watch “The REAL Hunger Games” trailer at the link above to see the how our own capital is cutting programs to fight hunger in America.

We need your help to get the word out that these draconian cuts will harm millions of men, women and children across the country struggling against hunger. Will you ask Congress to protect and strengthen nutrition assistance?

Here is a sample message for Twitter or Facebook:

“May the odds be ever in your favor!” The REAL Hunger Games have just begun – See for yourself: http://cap.af/SNAPhunger #realhungergames

Please take the time to share “The REAL Hunger Games” trailer on Twitter and Facebook and urge your members of Congress to protect and strengthen the programs like SNAP that prevent hunger in America.

Together we can take back the odds and let Congress know that we’re sick and tired of the hunger games in our own capital.

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