Houston Food Bank Advocacy Center
Did you know?
- Texas has one of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the country
- Every day 53,000 people in Houston are hungry
- Each week the Houston Food Bank feeds 137,000 people, 47% of which are children
- 43% of hungry families must choose between food and medicine
YOU have the power to help end hunger. Let your elected officials know today that you want them to support comprehensive anti-hunger initiatives. Take a stand now because hunger is unacceptable.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food (federal surplus commodities) and funding for its distribution and storage, to food banks across the nation. Reductions in the government’s purchase of commodities and in TEFAP’s administrative funding have caused a decrease in food and distribution capacity among food banks.
Please help food banks provide food to hungry families across our nation!
TODAY, please call our Texas Senators to request that they sign onto Senator Leahy’s “Dear Colleague” letter calling for full funding for TEFAP food and storage and distribution in the FY2014 Appropriations Process.
To sign on TODAY Senators may contact Kathryn.Toomajian@leahy.senate.gov.
THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING HUNGER!
WHO REPRESENTS ME?
Senator Ted Cruz 713-653-3456
Senator John Cornyn 713-572–3337
Find your local, state and federal representatives here.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Keep funding for nutritious food programs in Farm Bill (Houston Chronicle) (PDF)
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