Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Quote of the Day: Pablo Neruda

"Hunger feels like pincers,
like the bite of crabs;
it burns, burns, and has no fire.
Hunger is a cold fire.
Let us sit down soon to eat
with all those who haven't eaten;
let us spread great tablecloths,
put salt in the lakes of the world,
set up planetary bakeries,
tables with strawberries in snow,
and a plate like the moon itself
from which we can all eat.

For now I ask no more
than the justice of eating."

—Pablo Neruda, poet, diplomat, and politician, in his poem "The Great Tablecloth."


Tomorrow, members of the House and Senate will begin farm bill negotiations, which will include decisions that affect SNAP (formerly food stamps). If one of your members of Congress is working on the farm bill, call or email him or her, write letters to the editor of your local paper, and use social media to spread the message that SNAP must be protected. Contact your regional organizer for more information.

Photo: Marvin Garcia Salas eats breakfast with his son Jesus, 4, in Chiapas, Mexico. Marvin was once an undocumented immigrant in the United States, where he had moved without his family to better support them. Poverty and hunger are at the root of undocumented immigration from Mexico (Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World).


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