Tell Congress to Protect Food Programs in the Farm Bill!
The international food security programs in the Farm Bill provide lifesaving emergency assistance and an opportunity for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters to lead healthy, productive and dignified lives. These essential programs are designed to get people emergency food when disasters strike, help communities in poverty grow more of the food they need, conserve natural resources and transform landscapes, and support literacy and education through school lunches.
Domestic Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which is run by Catholic Charities here on Long Island, help those most critically vulnerable and hungry here in the United States. Programs like SNAP help feed those living below the poverty line, while TEFAP and CSFP programs provide critical support to food pantries and elderly Americans.
Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services are asking parishes and parish communities to add our voice to express your support for food security programs authorized in the Farm Bill that would ensure that people around the world have consistent access to sufficient nutritious food. Unfortunately, 1 in 9 people in our world do not have enough to eat, which includes over 15.6 million households in the United States.
The Notre Dame Parish website has a blog with an action alert link to easily engage with this issue. Otherwise please visit the action alert URL which is: