Please join us by sending a
thank you to your legislators TODAY. We strongly encourage you to send a
thank you if you are represented by any of the following members who
were particularly strong advocates in protecting the State Food
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown (Spokane)
Senate Ways and Means Chair Ed Murray (Seattle- 43rd)
Senator Derek Kilmer (Gig Harbor/Bremerton)
Speaker Frank Chopp (Seattle- 43rd)
House Ways and Means Chair Ross Hunter (Redmond, Sammamish, Bellevue)
Rep. Jeannie Darnielle (Tacoma)
Please add a personal message to the following text in an email then send to your members:
behalf of Washington's hungry families, thank you for passing a budget
that protects our state's nutrition assistance programs. The
supplemental operational budget provides food stamp benefits for our
newest neighbors with the State Food Assistance Program. This budget
helps increase affordability and access to Washington grown, nutritious
produce at farmers markets for seniors and low-income families with
young children. This budget will help food banks keep their doors open
and their shelves stocked. This budget will help hungry children
concentrate better on their studies since they can count on a free or
reduced price meal at school. In other words, thank you for your continued partnership in fighting hunger in Washington.
Take Action Reminder
It's not too late to sign
your organization onto a letter that urges our Congressional delegation
to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
in this year's Farm Bill reauthorization process! The deadline has been extended to April 13.
Please click the link below to see the letter. If you don't see your
organization on the list of signees, please add your organization and
then forward the link to other organizations in your network who have an interest in helping low-income people. To view and sign the letter, click here: org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5118/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10150.
The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is that ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington state.