You might be thinking, “ok, I’ll take this Challenge but so what? What difference is it going to make?”
By raising awareness of the barriers to accessing high quality, nutritious food on a food stamp budget through the Challenge, we hope to mobilize the public to end hunger in our community. This June is a critical time to raise awareness about hunger and the benefits of SNAP/CalFresh.
During the week of the Challenge, state legislators will be finalizing a state budget that could cut safety net programs that keep many Californians from going hungry, while at the federal level Congress will be considering Farm Bill and appropriations legislation that could cut SNAP/CalFresh benefits.
Feeling even more outraged than before? What can you do?
Call Your Senators Today!
Help us track our impact by using our toll-free hotline. This system allows you to connect with both of your senators without hanging up the phone.
Call our toll-free hotline at 877-698-8228.
Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
You will then be connected to your first Senator. Deliver this message:
As your constituent, I urge you to protect hunger-relief programs in the Farm Bill. Specifically, I ask that you support Senator Gillibrand’s efforts to restore the cuts to SNAP and oppose any amendments that would weaken SNAP and other hunger-relief programs.
You will then be connected to your second Senator; deliver the same message to him or her.
Let us know when you’ve made your calls with a comment below or on Facebook.