Over the next two weeks, legislative hearings
are scheduled for two of our priority bills. On Tuesday, May 28th,
Committee on Health Care Financing will hear testimony on
Gap bill. This bill aims to remove barriers that are keeping
approximately 700,000 people in Massachusetts who may be struggling to put food
on the table from enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP). And on Monday June 3rd, the Joint Committee on Education
will consider Breakfast
After the Bell legislation, which seeks
to ensure that 150,000 more students have the opportunity to start the day ready to
learn after a healthy breakfast.
Send an e-mail to your legislators
telling them why hunger is important to you and asking for their support on
these two bills.
End Hunger: Support Closing the SNAP Gap and Breakfast After the Bell
Dear [Decision Maker],
I believe no one in Massachusetts should go hungry. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 residents of our state is food insecure. As a constituent, I urge you to prioritize legislation that will ensure that everyone in Massachusetts can get affordable, healthy food for their families.I'm asking that you:1. Remove administrative barriers to critical programs by supporting An Act Improving Public Health Through a Common Application for Core Food, Health and Safety-Net Programs (S.678 & H.1173). Please urge the Joint Committee on Education to report favorably on this bill after their hearing on May 28th. 2. Ensure that children get the nutrition they need to learn by supporting An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell (S.267 & H.591). Please urge the Joint Committee on Education to report favorably on this bill after their hearing on June 3rd.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
The Walk for Hunger®
145 Border Street
East Boston, MA