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Action Alert – 5/19/17

Keep food on our kids plates!

An advocacy alert from our friends at MANNA Food Bank & Children First, ACT NOW!

Access to food leads to better outcomes for children (and their parents). The one-two punch for ending child hunger in our region are the school meals program and the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka Food Stamps). Over half of children in Buncombe County public schools benefit from the school meals programs to get the food and nutrition they need.

NC’s Senate has passed a budget provision that threatens 51,000 children served by these programs and would kick an estimated 133,000 adults (many of them parents and grandparents) off of SNAP. You can read the news story here.

TAKE ACTION: Can you join with us and our friends at Children’s First and MANNA FoodBank and ask state legislators to keep food on kids and adults plates? Click here for info and how to act.

 

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