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Have you told your Member of Congress that you support ending hunger?

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is working to end hunger in our community. This work requires all of us to let decision-makers know that we want them to stand up for those who need food. Join people across the country in speaking up for vital anti-hunger programs for low-income individuals and families.

Right now Members of Congress are focused on the deficit reduction agreement and a potential full Senate vote on the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. That’s why this is a key moment to raise your voice and influence the course of events that will affect hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on federal nutrition programs to feed themselves and their families. (For more information on what’s at stake in these proposals, visit the Food Depository’s Advocacy Center at

Make a difference TODAY by calling U.S. Senators Kirk and Durbin to deliver this important message: 

“Hi, my name is ________ and I am from (city, Illinois). I urge you to protect federal nutrition programs in the deficit reduction plan and to vote YES on the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill when it comes to the Senate floor. Please reject proposals that would strip funding from these valuable programs that are critical to reducing hunger in our state.” 

In the coming weeks, there will be additional opportunities to take action. The Food Depository will keep you informed of the latest development. Together, we can help keep anti-hunger programs strong at every possible opportunity. 

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk
Tel: (202) 224-2854

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
Tel: (202) 224-2152

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