We had a wonderful Gratitude Picnic at our Mother Earth Farm in September where we thanked our volunteers, donors, and supporters from this past year.
Among these supporters were our awesome Adopt-a-Row volunteers: Girl Scout Troop 40519, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Squadron 627 CS/Cobras, and Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls. The groups were recognized at the event for their hard work and commitment to tending, weeding, and harvesting their rows of vegetables during the 2017 season.
Girl Scout Troop 40519 tilled, hoed, and weeded all season to grow 1,800 pounds of kale.
JBLM Squadron 627 CS/Cobras pulled double duty by protecting our country and then feeding those in need by harvesting 1,800 pounds of Swiss Chard.
Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls shoveled and weeded for months to harvest 2,400 pounds of Swiss Chard.
Click here to view the full issue of The Feed: October 2017 eNews
In this issue: Food for Thought, Hunger Is, Abundance, From the Field, Empty Bowls, Volunteers of the Quarter, Partner Program, Generous Support
This week, Congress will be taking steps to fast track tax cuts that are funded by cutting core programs and services that help struggling families.
On October 5, House leaders will have a floor vote on the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution, which contains deep cuts to SNAP (formerly called food stamps), the school meals Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and other vital human needs programs critical to alleviating hunger and poverty.
YOU can help today with just 5 minutes of your time!
Join the National Call-In Days
Please take a few minutes to make a phone call to your Representative during the National Call-In Days to urge them to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution.
Call 1-888-516-5820 on October 2-4
Enter your zip code and you will be connected to your Representative’s office. You can personalize this example message:
I urge you to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution. Hunger still persists in our community at higher than pre-recession rates. We cannot afford the costs that will come from slashing SNAP, school meals, health care, Social Security, and other basic needs programs. Our communities value helping our neighbors in need over tax cuts that are heavily tilted towards the wealthiest 1%. Vote NO on the budget resolution and please work on passing a bipartisan budget that invests in programs that help all Americans.
Email Your Representative
Want to do more? Email your representative with your message urging to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution.
Go Public on Social Media
Use the samples below or create your own message to post on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Be sure to tag your Representative in your posts!
@YourMemberHandle: protect millions of Americans against hunger & poverty. Vote NO to proposed #HouseBudget http://bit.ly/2uDZnDs
#SNAPMatters in your district,@YourMemberHandle! Findout the impact via @fractweets map: http://bit.ly/2h7iJZf #HouseBudget #NoCuts
Research from @fractweets shows #HouseBudget cuts children’s access to #schoolmeals. @YourMemberHandle MUST #VoteNo http://bit.ly/2gWWkAW
Click here to view the full issue of The Feed: September 2017 eNews
In this issue: Food for Thought, Let Us Thank You, Support EFN While You Shop
New Faces Around EFN, Can Your Company Provide Reusable Bags?, Volunteer Voices, Mother Earth Farm Update, Helping Hands, Generous Support