Join Us in Washington DC to Push for No Cuts to Housing and Hunger
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, Anti-Poverty Network of NJ (APN) and New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice are holding a discussion on the impact of trends in increased risk for hunger.
The discussion will focus on how we can work together to help New Jerseyans at risk of hunger.
The discussion will take place at the National Association of Social Workers – NJ (NASW-NJ) Chapter Office, 30 Silverline Drive in New Brunswick.
The current political climate is a hostile one for undocumented immigrants and their families. Our previous post Trump’s Budget More “Robin Hood in Reverse” With Gimmicks provide more details.
Fear in the community is causing people to dis-enroll in the:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (a program also knows as food stamps),
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and
- other critical nutrition programs.
This trend in dis-enrollment includes people not using local, church-based food pantries. All of this leads to increased instances of hunger and suffering for these households.
Please note these specific directions to the meeting site. NASW-NJ is in the back of an industrial complex that is behind DeVry University off Route 1 North. It is highly suggested that attendees use the directions below instead of GPS. Some devices may direct people to a back entrance that is closed, with no security guard.
APN is one of the almost 40 key partners involved in planning the July 26, 2017 Congressional Reception. You can join us in Washington on July 26!
Your voice will help us tell New Jersey’s elected officials in Washington that we are pushing for “No Cuts to Housing.”
Cuts to housing, nutrition assistance and other critical safety net programs are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would exasperate the hunger risk caused by hostile political climate that is causing people to dis-enroll.
APN is a membership organization, made up of individuals with lived experience of poverty, non-profit and community-based organizations, faith-based communities, elected and government officials, private businesses, and all concerned individuals.