Become a Hunger-Relief Advocate!
Together we can end hunger, but it’s going to require an active partnership between individuals like you, charity, the private sector and the government. As hunger-relief advocate, you can help us educate elected officials on the importance of hunger-relief programming. To join our advocacy team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help?
- Learn More
Just like food banks, federal hunger-relief programs help people in need put food on the table. Learn more about Feeding America’s advocacy work to help hungry families.
- Follow Current Federal Legislation and State Legislation.
In addition to the Feeding America, the Food Resource Action Center is another excellent resource for hunger legislation information.
- Call/Write Your Congressional Leaders. Learn more
Call Congress! Ask your Members of Congress to reject any proposals to cut any type of funding to anti-hunger programs including SNAP, TEFAP, CSFP, and WIC. To complement your call, write a letter or email your members of Congress to let them know the need, importance, and impact of anti-hunger programs. We have heard directly from Members of Congress how important and persuasive these stories can be.
U.S. Congressional Leaders
702 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Fort Collins Office
1200 South College Avenue, Suite 211
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 224-2200
Fax: (970) 224-2205
State of Colorado Legislative Leaders
State Senator – District 14
200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4841
State Senator – District 15
200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4853
Can you eat for just $4.14 a day?
The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge encourages participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, you’ll commit to eating all of your meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant. The goal is to gain some understanding of the struggles vulnerable families in our communities face each day. For questions or to sign up to participate, email email@example.com.
Are you up for the challenge? Here’s how it works:
- Your food budget for the Challenge will be based on the average SNAP benefit, which is $4.14 per person per day – for ALL your food and beverages.\
- You can use coupons while taking the Challenge, but should not shop at membership clubs. You can purchase your groceries all at once or more frequently.
- Using your Challenge budget, decide on groceries to purchase and how much to put aside for food incidentals. Be aware of ALL food purchased and eaten during the Challenge days.
- During the Challenge, do not eat food that you purchased prior to starting the challenge.
- Condiments and cooking oils are accepted because they are not purchased weekly.
- Avoid accepting free food from friends, family, or while at work Keep track of receipts on food spending and take note of your experiences throughout the week, in particular the choices you made between the variety and quality of food you ate.
- Invite others to join you, including your co-workers, family members, and elected officials.