Actions Needed to Support Food/Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (

Summer Food Message and Action Needed: Urge Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S.2527,; H.R. 5012, This legislation would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify its administration for SFSP sponsors. Go to for details.

Boost SNAP Benefits Messages and Action Needed: Ask Members of Congress to cosponsor Representative Ted Deutch’s (D-FL) bill (H.R. 2384, that would boost SNAP monthly allotment levels by requiring that such benefits be calculated on the basis of the Low-Cost Food Plan. Go to for the current list of cosponsors. (NOTE: It appears that Matt Cartwright is the only sponsor from Pennsyvania.)

Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance: Urge Representatives to pass H.R. 3979 ( that would extend the emergency unemployment insurance (UI) program. Find more information or take action also at

For all of these, find contact information in the following locations:

Senator Robert Casey:
Senator Pat Toomey:
Your Representative:



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