Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Tell Congress: $50,000 per Church for Longer Food Lines? No!

Sign our petition to Congress and let them know that churches cannot be the only ones responsible for feeding hungry people.

Let them know that cutting vital feeding programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps) will be devastating for the poorest and most vulnerable people in our country.

We’ll deliver the petition, so let your voice be heard!


TO: My Senators and Member of Congress




 I am a pastor or religious leader.

Petition Text:

Some members of Congress have said that churches should be primarily responsible for feeding hungry people. The devastating proposed cuts by the House Budget and House Agriculture Committees to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would mean on average every church in the country would have to come up with approximately $50,000 dedicated to feeding people — every year for the next 10 years.

Cuts to SNAP, particularly at a time of continued high unemployment and unprecedented need for food assistance, are a moral outrage.

I urge you to form a circle of protection around funding for domestic nutrition programs that help meet the nutritional needs of millions of American families.

If you decide to cut SNAP it will be devastating for hungry and poor Americans and would put a huge burden on churches and charities.

God calls us to stand up against injustice. Budget choices that cause food lines to grow longer during a time of great need are unjust. Congress needs to take responsibility and continue helping hungry people in our nation.

Yours sincerely,

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* With apologies to the residents of the District of Columbia, who, like many of Bread for the World staff, do not have representation in Congress.

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Mother and Child in Bangladesh / Photo by Todd Post

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