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Advocacy Alert: State Budget Appropriation

Release Date - Feb 15, 2013

Our state legislators are getting ready to vote on the state appropriations bill and we need your help to urge them to add more funding to the state food banks. The amount needed to truly help the 11 food banks around the state make a real impact on the hunger issue in our communities is much greater than what is currently in the bill. Please contact our area representatives on the Ways and Means committee and urge them to increase the amount of funding to the food banks. The vote is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19th. All you have to do is call into or email the statehouse and deliver the message below to our representatives.

Dear Representative,
More than one million Hoosiers need help putting enough food on the table.  One in four Hoosier children is at risk of hunger.  Indiana’s 11 regional food banks distribute 73 million pounds of food annually through more than 1,700 local church pantries, soup kitchens, and other programs.  The state has supported food banks in the past, but increased support is needed now more than ever.  With $5 million each year, food banks could distribute millions more meals to Hoosiers who need them.  Please support this much needed help for Hoosier families and children.


Our two representatives are:
Rep. Mara Candeleria Reardon (D-Munster) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 317-232-9875
Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 317-232-2815
Please help us spread the word and reach out to our representatives by Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

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