Food banks will lose up to 40 percent of the food they receive from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – a dramatic decrease of about 500 million nutritious meals food banks provide nationwide. During a time when we're facing public health and economic crises, and when more families than ever need help finding their next meal, food banks can't afford to lose any food.
Tell the USDA: Don't let a single person who needs help putting food on the table go hungry – help get more food support to food banks. Your personal comment to the note below is required to make sure the USDA reviews it. They must read and record every unique comment they receive!
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URGENT: Prevent USDA foods cuts for food banks!
Dear Secretary Vilsack,
I am writing to urge you to support every family facing hunger in this country and ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes additional food purchases for food banks now so the food bank food supply doesn't decline up to 40 percent within the next year.Food banks need a dependable food supply to ensure they can continually provide for families, children, and individuals who face hunger in the United States. The USDA is one of the most reliable sources of food for food banks, providing 1.7 billion meals in 2020. But the food USDA provides is expected to drop drastically within the next year, making it exceptionally difficult for food banks to provide for the growing number of families facing hunger.The Feeding America network of food banks currently expects to face an over 55-percent increase in demand for food assistance across the nation. With an increase in demand and distribution, we must ensure that food banks have enough food to support every single person who needs it.It is critical that the USDA continues to supply our food banks. In this time of extreme crisis, I urge you to act swiftly and make additional food purchases for food banks now.