SHARE YOUR VOICE
As part of our mission, we strive to lead hunger and poverty advocacy efforts in South Florida. As an umbrella organization for more than 300 partner agencies, and almost 1 million people in need of food assistance, we believe the voice of the community is a powerful way to positively effect change.
There are many salient issues at the forefront of our community which gratly impact the work we do. To find ad contact your federal, state, and local elected officials in support of hunger-relief efforts, click here and enter your zip code. The most recent concerns are:
FUNDING CUTS TO THE SNAP PROGRAM
On November 1, 2013, all SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as food stamps) households will see a reduction in their SNAP benefit levels due to legislation by the United States Congress in 2010. Benefits for a family of four will be cut by $36 a month, and the average benefit level will drop to approxmately $1.40 per person per meal. To see how you can help prevent further SNAP cuts, see the graphic below.
For additional information, some great websites are:
Stop the Hunger Clock