At a time of record need and our Food Bank and partner agencies are stretched thin, cuts to nutrition assistance would be devastating for struggling families and our community. Charity simply cannot make up the difference if programs like SNAP, the Emergency Food Assistance Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or WIC is cut.
We appreciate the support for these programs from Congressman John Garamendi and for the time he took to visit our warehouse in Fairfield this week. After spending just an hour with him, it is obvious that fighting for the nutritional needs of all Americans is important to him.
You can also help ensure vital nutrition programs are not cut by contacting your congressman and letting him/her know that local charities and government programs must work together to meet the need in our communities.