Day of Fasting

Yesterday was the national day of fasting — a fast in opposition to the proposed federal budget cuts to nutrition assistance and other safety net programs.

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it all day without eating, but I did eat substantially less than I usually do. Even making it to lunch without eating wasn’t easy. But that’s the point. For the thousands of people we serve every month it is not a choice of “will I eat or not” rather “how am I going to eat or how am I going to feed my family”.

Please contact your members of Congress and tell them the federal budget must not be balanced on the backs of low-income Americans. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121 and ask for your representative and senators.

To learn more about the proposals, please visit our advocacy section of our website.

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