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Background My Hunger Story is No Longer Hidden 

Quaker Welcome Center

It took 20 stories before I had the courage to tell my story of hunger, of feeding my child as a single mother. It was the first time in 22 years that I told my story.

Background Feeding Hungry Families in Indiana 

Ron and Pam Ferguson, both Quaker pastors, have been watching the food insecurity situation in Randolph County with growing concern. The county, to the east of Indianapolis, straddles the border between Indiana and Ohio. They have seen the county’s largely rural economy fluctuate as investments dry up and employers leave.

Background Advocating for the Best Farm Bill 

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees may have begun work on the farm bill a year ago, but things really started heating up in Congress earlier this year. Each committee crafted its own farm bills with different approaches, especially when it came to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).

Update End Food Insecurity by Not Taking Food Away from People 

As House and Senate negotiators were reportedly nearing a deal on the farm bill, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for SNAP (food stamps). They were in Washington, DC, for FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2018.

Update Saving America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program 

Annual Meeting 2018

FCNL's Amelia Kegan delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2018.

Statement Advocates Press Congress for a Final Farm Bill that Protects SNAP 

Washington, DC – As House and Senate negotiators reportedly are nearing a deal on the farm bill this week, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Food Program (SNAP or food stamps).

Action Alert Today I'm lobbying to prevent hunger. Join me in speaking out! 

Today I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. Each of us will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, and urging them to preserve SNAP, America’s most effective anti-hunger program. At stake is whether Congress will take food assistance away from people struggling to find work.

Event Post-Election: Join us on Capitol Hill  

There’s a disturbing news story circulating in Washington this week. According to Politico news, President Trump and Vice President Pence are preparing to launch an all-out attack on the bipartisan Senate farm bill.

Update FCNL Advocate Recognized as Interfaith Trailblazer  

At the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) 55th annual convention on August 31 – Sept. 3, 2018, Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, was named the 2018 Interfaith Trailblazer of the Year. She was recognized for her ongoing work to dismantle structural economic injustice.

Press Release America’s Hungriest and Poorest States Need Sustained Federal Support To Escape Cycles of Poverty and Hunger 

Washington, DC (September 18, 2018) – Seven states ranked among the top ten hungriest and poorest in the country, according to recently released U.S. government data. The states are New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

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