At the beginning of June, we sent out a mailing about alleviating childhood hunger. Inside the letter, we included a card for recipients to write a note to a child who would be receiving food this summer through our programs. We received an overwhelming response and were touched by the messages we’ll soon be passing on. We’re looking forward to sharing these inspiring notes with our hungry neighbors so they will know that Someone Cares!
Tuesday, June 18 is National Call-in Day to send a message to Congress that cuts to SNAP are not acceptable! Next week the House of Representatives will debate the Farm Bill, and we need your help protecting nutrition assistance for vulnerable families. We are asking you to lend your voice in the fight to protect the SNAP program as it faces devastating cuts. Grab your desk line, your cell phone or call from the comfort of your home. Any way you can, dial 866-527-1087 on Tuesday, June 18 and share this important message. The House bill would cut $20.5 billion… Read More
This week, Feeding America released it’s latest Map the Meal Gap interactive map. The tool provides estimates of food insecurity at the county and congressional district level. The goal is to learn more about the face of hunger at the local level. It will help policy makers and our elected officials understand the challenges they face in addressing hunger in the communities they serve. According to the study, 17.6 percent of Tennessee residents are food insecure, meaning they are unable, at times, to access enough food to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Right here in Davidson County, 22% of children… Read More