Quote of the Day: Ingrid Mock
“I try to get most of the things my daughter eats because I can hold the hunger — I’m an adult — but she cannot. They don’t understand when there’s no food in the fridge.”
— Ingrid Mock, a New York City resident who uses food stamps to feed herself and her 12-year-old daughter, in the New York Times article "Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor." Mock saw her SNAP allotment drop from $275 per month to $250 as a result of $11 billion in SNAP cuts that went into effect on Nov. 1.
Forty-nine million Americans live at risk of hunger, and more than 1 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. SNAP and international food aid programs must be protected in the farm bill. Email or call your member of Congress at 800-826-3688 today.
Photo: A food bank distribution in Virginia (Rick Reinhard).
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