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Join us to build a movement to end hunger — use your voice to advocate for programs that combat hunger and poverty to make sure everyone has enough to eat today and every day. Most food assistance in this country comes from the government in the form of SNAP (food stamps), school meals and other programs, so policy matters and your voice matters in the fight to end hunger. We want our legislators to hear the message loud and clear: no one should go hungry and we all need to work together to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.

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The nation’s largest nutrition program, SNAP, is critical to keeping seniors, kids and families from going hungry. Right now, Congress is considering what SNAP will look like for the next five years and there are some pretty serious cuts on the table. We can each made a difference by making sure our legislators know that SNAP needs to be protected and strengthened; Even small cuts to SNAP would be devastating, and Philabundance would not be able to fill the gap. Take action today to ensure that SNAP is strengthened, not cut!

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Join our Food Waste Reduction Policy Efforts

40% of food in the US goes to waste, while 1 in 8 Americans go hungry. We at Philabundance are confronted daily by the upsetting paradox of an abundance of food waste and the abundance of hungry people. As much as we are doing to rescue food in our communities, there is so much more that can be done. New legislation, regulations and clarifications of existing laws could go a long way towards increasing food donations and reducing unnecessary waste. For this reason, we commissioned the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic to create a report on this topic: “Moving Food Waste Forward: Policy Recommendations for Next Steps in Pennsylvania”. Out of this, came Philabundance’s top 7 priorities. We hope that this report and accompanying materials will serve as educational resources and conversation-starters. If you are interested in joining our efforts to reduce food waste and fight for better food policies, please email sustainability@philabundance.org.

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