Advocate

Advocate for Hunger Relief

Food banks play a critical role in ending hunger, but we can’t do it alone. Fighting hunger is not only about providing emergency food to people in need – it also means taking action and supporting legislation and policies that reduce hunger.

Help us build a powerful movement to eliminate hunger by sending a message to legislators: Social services are critical in the fight to end hunger and build stronger communities. Advocacy Topics:

Protecting & Strengthening Government Nutrition Programs

Our country’s first line of defense against hunger is our government nutrition programs. Tragically, these programs have seen dramatic cuts in recent years, at a time when poverty and hunger rates are increasing. (California has one of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the nation, at 27.3%.)

Food bank advocacy efforts are essential for protecting and strengthening the safety net programs that can prevent hunger, including:

  • School lunch and breakfast programs for students from low-income families
  • Summer feeding programs that benefit students who might otherwise go hungry when school is out of session
  • SNAP/CalFresh benefits to buy nutritious groceries

How to get involved:

The best way to get started as a Hunger Advocate is to join our online advocacy community. Become a Hunger Fighter by signing up for our e-news mailing list. We will send you occasional public policy updates and action alerts as needed.

Advocacy Resources for You:

For more information about how you can help take action against hunger, please contact Lisa Sherrill at lsherrill@foodbankccs.org or call 925-676-7543 ext. 206.