Today at the Pantry, we were honored to have Annabelle Porter and a whole slew of her family and friends come and help distribute food. Annabelle is an extraordinary young lady who chose to celebrate her birthday today by helping her neighbors in need. Not only did she bring a big crew to help, Annabelle raised more than $1,000 to help the Pantry buy food! We can't thank you enough Annabelle! And we would be remiss if we didn't mention Annabelle's sister Savannah and her mom Jamie and everyone else who came out to help her make this a special birthday. Thank you all!!! Now we need your help. Lets see how many "Happy Birthdays" we can get for this special young lady! Please post a greeting and then give this a share!
Thank you very much to the very generous young ladies in Brownie Troop 55197, who are second graders at Brook Park School, for the beautiful blankets they made for our clients. Everyone at the Pantry is very excited to give these out and we can't thank them enough for their thoughtfulness!
The House Agriculture Committee just released its Farm Bill proposal, which they plan to consider on April 18. The released version calls for deep cuts to the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) program. If it passes in its current form, it would cause serious harm to the majority of our clients.
We do not take side on political issues, but this one cuts close to home and will make like much more difficult for many of the people we help each week. Many of them are not only clients, but have become our friends as well.
If SNAP benefits are cut, pantries like us will never be able to cover the need. In fact, nationally SNAP provides 12 meals for every one provided by the charitable food system.
So regardless of your political affiliation, please consider Taking action and email your Representatives NOW! Tell our legislators we need them to VOTE NO on a Farm Bill that creates more barriers between federal food assistance and our most vulnerable neighbors.
Thank you for raising your voice in the fight against hunger and poverty.