Advocate for Hunger Relief in Arizona
Encourage Your Representatives to:
1. Support Child Nutrition Programs
With Child Nutrition Reauthorization, Congress has an opportunity to improve access to quality, nutritious meals for millions of low-income children in child care, school, out-of-school time, on weekends, during summer, and at home.
2. Enact Tax Policy to Encourage Food & Fund Donations
Food banks rely on support from a variety of sources, including giving, government commodities, and donations for all segments of the food industry. Tax policy plays a key role in the fight against hunger and helps reduce food waste.
3. Promote Anti-Hunger, Nutrition & Health Programs
Long-standing bipartisan commitment to protect anti-hunger programs from budget cuts and harmful policy changes must be maintained. Efforts that ensure healthy food access should be preserved and promoted.
“For over 50 years, St. Mary’s Food Bank has been committed to alleviating hunger while encouraging self-sufficiency. We know that helping low-income adults enter the workforce is key to ending hunger in Arizona so we’re thankful Governor Ducey has proposed policies that will provide a hand up for Arizona families and vulnerable citizens. By restoring Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and removing barriers to employment like expensive occupational licensing fees, the governor is providing Arizonans in need with economic opportunity. St. Mary’s is committed to collaborating with the governor, legislators and our nonprofit partners to not only feed those in line, but ultimately shorten the line.”
– Tom Kertis, President & CEO, St. Mary’s Food Bank