Here’s What You Can Do Now
You can be a virtual anti-hunger hero. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a real difference in the fight against hunger. Here’s how you can take action.
The White House released its Budget Blueprint for FY18 on March 16, 2017. The proposals included in this budget have the potential to harm children, older adults and families striving to make ends meet. The FY18 Budget Blueprint reduces funding and eliminates critical programs which fight hunger and lift families out of poverty.
Please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to support a budget that protects and strengthens hunger relief and anti-poverty programs.
To call your U.S. Representative
- If you already know your representative you can simply call the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
- If you don’t know your representative: visit the house.gov website and find your representative by typing in your ZIP code. If you can’t reach the Washington office you may call the district office number on the member’s page.
Here is what you can say:
Hello, my name is _____ and I am a resident of Illinois and the _____ Congressional district. I am calling to urge Representative ____ to take a stand against the White House Budget Blueprint for FY18. The Budget Blueprint reduces funding and eliminates critical programs which fight hunger and lift families out of poverty.
Your contributions help us feed hungry people and raise awareness of hunger in our community. Every dollar makes a difference.
Meet a few of the advocates who traveled to Washington, D.C. in March to tell legislative leaders about the importance of hunger relief.