Quote of the Day: Dawn Phipps
"Many people think those of us who need food assistance are nothing but deadbeats and leeches; if we would just put down the bon-bons, get off the couch and get a job, life would be splendid. Ah, there’s a nice fantasy. The truth is that most of us are not deadbeats and leeches. We have jobs. We have families who need to eat. We have children who are wondering when dinner will be ready."
—Dawn Phipps, former SNAP (food stamps) recipient and anti-hunger activist
On Nov. 1, all families receiving SNAP saw their benefits cut. The $5 billion cut this year is about 10 million fewer SNAP meals each day. That's 130 million meals eliminated since Nov. 1! That's equivalent to the entire city of Los Angeles going without food for 11 days. If there ever was a moment to contact Congress about protecting SNAP (food stamps), this is it. Take a few moments to call or send an email right now.
Photo: A child enjoys fresh fruit (Laura Elizabeth Pohl).
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