Take Action, Call on Congress to Reduce Hunger & Food Insecurity Throughout the U.S.
Islamic Relief USA is a leading Muslim nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization providing lifesaving and life-enhancing aid to the most vulnerable populations in over 40 countries. The United States is among them, but even with all its resources, millions are suffering from hunger and food insecurity.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic crisis has exacerbated the problem, creating greater inequities along racial and class lines. Legislative action is necessary to make sure food assistance programs are adequately funded and implemented for the long term. The recently passed the American Rescue Plan is a good first step, as it provides a 15 percent increase in benefits to enrollees of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP—formerly known as food stamps), as well as $37 million to extend the Community Supplemental Food Program, which provides food packages to senior citizens.
But hunger is a long-standing problem. IRUSA, in partnership with the Alliance to End Hunger, is asking you to play a role in reducing it. Make the pledge to end the pandemic of hunger and food insecurity! Here are the actions to take:
- PLEDGE: Sign this pledge “I pledge that this year, I will work to end hunger through prayer, service, and advocacy. Feeding America states that one in seven families has reported to have insufficient food. And, one in four children faces hunger due to the pandemic. I commit to preventing hunger as much as possible.”