As the government continues to wrestle with proposals to control the growing national deficit, difficult decisions will have to be made in the coming months on the federal budget. A number of proposals have been put forward that cut many of the safety net programs that serve millions of low-income Americans. If these cuts are included in the final budget, they will come at a time when unemployment and the need for food assistance remain stubbornly high. As a result, more and more people will be forced to seek help from our agencies, many of whom are already struggling to meet this record need.
As we expect the budget negotiations to come to a head in September, Hunger Action Month will be an incredible platform to leverage the scale of our collective voice in Washington, DC. Together we can work to ensure Congress does not balance the federal budget on the backs of our clients.
Paper Plate campaigns offer everyone an easy, open-ended, and powerful way to advocate for themselves. We are collecting plates from agency partners as well as our volunteers. If you'd like to take part in the Paper Plate Campaign, stop into the Food Bank or send us your plate from home:
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Attn: Paper Plate Campaign
2131 Beaufait St.
Detroit, MI 48207
By collecting plates around the country, we will send Congress the message that hunger is in every district in America and demands their attention. With your help, we aim to send the voices of our clients on these paper plates to the Senate floor in support of our programs.
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