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BECOME A HUNGER FREE ACTIVIST

We are calling on you become an Activist for a Hunger Free San Diego. Sign up for email action alerts to stay up-to-date about how to strengthen access to food resources. As a Hunger Free Activist, you will:

  • Stay up-to-date on issues of importance to our community
  • Receive a variety of options for participation so you can decide your level of engagement.
  • Access the information and tools you need to be effective – from specialized advocacy training to talking points.
  • Enjoy privacy. We will not share your name or information with anyone outside our organization without specifically asking for permission.

Your voice can make a real difference in the lives of everyday San Diegans struggling to feed their families. 

Then, share that you are a Hunger Free Activist on social media. (Facebook / Twitter
Keep reading for immediate and upcoming opportunities to use your voice! 


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SUPPORT CALFRESH/SNAP!

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS & URGE THEM TO OPPOSE ANY CHANGES TO SNAP IN THE DRAFT FARM BILL


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, is part of the Nutrition Title of the federal Farm Bill, the largest title in the bill. The Farm Bill is set to be re-authroized this year and the House of Representative's current draft of the bill proposes devastating structural changes and harsher work requirements that would only increase hunger and hardship in our region and across the county.

More than 260,000 low-income residents of San Diego County rely on CalFresh/SNAP to help make ends meet. Follow the steps below to contact your Representative in Congress and urge them to oppose any Farm Bill that includes changes to CalFresh/SNAP. 

Step 1 : Click here to find your Representative. 

Step 2:  Find the phone number for your Representative's District Office below and call. When a staffer answers the phone, use the script below to let your representatives know that their constituents want them to take a strong stand to eliminate hunger in their communities.

Script: Hello! My name is [NAME] and I live in Representative [REP NAME’s] district. I am calling to ask [him/her] to be a leader in opposing harmful changes or cuts to SNAP that would have devastating impacts on thousands of low-income residents of San Diego County currently relying on the program to put food on the table. Cutting people off from access to food doesn’t help them find work: it just leaves them hungry.

 

49th District: 
Darrell Issa (R)

760-599-5000

50th District:
Duncan Hunter (R)
619-448-5201

51st District:
Juan Vargas (D)
619-422-5963

 

  52nd District: 
Scott Peters (D)
858-455-5550

53rd District:
Susan Davis (D)
619-280-5353

 

 

SUPPORT THE HUNGER ADVOCACY NETWORK'S
2018 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES


Show your support for the Hunger Advocacy Network's (HAN) 2018 State policy priorities. These policies will help reduce hunger and hardship in San Diego County. Tell your representative that strengthening and protecting hunger relief programs is the right thing to do for the health of their constituents and our region's economy. 

Follow the 4 steps below to take action by phone or on social media! 

STEP 1 - Find your state representative here.
               Find your state representatives's social media handles and phone numbers here

STEP 2 - Use the script below to take action by phone. 

Hello,  My name is _________ and I am a constituent of __(your State Representative)__. I am calling in support of AB 1883, AB 1871, AB 1894  In San Diego County 1 in 6 people don’t have enough food for an active healthy life. These bills will fight food insecurity among the most vulnerable San Diegans. I respectfully request that ___(your State Representative)___ support these bills when brought to a vote. Thank you!

STEP 3 - Use the tweet/post templates and graphics below to take action on social media. 

Facebook
@(insert your representative's social media handle) I'm fighting for the nearly 500,000 food insecure people in San Diego County. A staggering 1 in 5 are children. Protect and strengthen hunger-relief programs that support residents of San Diego County living in poverty by voting YES for (enter the bill # you support) to create a #HungerFreeSD. 

Twitter
.@(insert your representative’s social media handle) I’m fighting for the nearly 500K food insecure people in San Diego County. Support (enter bill #) to create a #HungerFreeSD.

STEP 4 - Now connect with your representative!

State Senator Toni Atkins
Twitter: @ToniAtkins / Facebook: @SDToni
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 651-4039 / San Diego Office (619) 645-3133

State Senator Ben Hueso
Not on Twitter or Facebook. 
 Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 651-4040 / Chula Vista Office (619) 409-7690 

State Senator Joel Anderson
Twitter: @JoelAndersonCA / Facebook: @SenatorJoelAnderson
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 651-4038 / El Cajon Office (619) 596-3136 / San Marcos Office (760) 510-2017

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez
Twitter: @AsmRocky / Facebook: @assemblymanrocky.chavez
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 319-2076 / Oceanside Office (760) 433-7601

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
Twitter:  @LorenaSGonzalez / Facebook: @lorena.gonzalez.492
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 319-2080 / San Diego Office (619) 338-8090

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein
Twitter: @BMaienschein / Facebook: @briankmaienschein
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 319-2077 / San Diego Office (858) 675-0077

Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Twitter: @MarieWaldron75 
Phone: State Capitol Office  (916) 319-2075 / Escondido Office (760) 480-7570

Assemblymember Shirley Weber
Twitter: @AsmShirleyWeber / Facebook: @ShirleyWeberCaliforniaStateAssembly
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 319-2079 / San Diego Office (619) 531-7913

Assemblymember Todd Gloria
Twitter: @ToddGloria / Facebook: @toddgloria
Phone: State Capitol Office (916) 319-2078 / San Diego Office (619) 645-3090 


 

HUNGER ADVOCACY NETWORK PAPER PLATE PHOTO ESSAY

As a way to uplift the voices of the 1 in 6 people facing food insecurity in our region, we are proud to share a photo essay of the Hunger Advocacy Network's annual Paper Plate campaign. Each year, these plates are sent to San Diego County’s state representatives to share the voices of the food insecure and advocate for hunger relief policies.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PAPER PLATE PHOTO ESSAY


 
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Tell Congress hunger among military families is unacceptable!

Civilian families across the U.S. depend on SNAP - known as CalFresh in California - to purchase the food they need to make ends meet. However, a tangle of legal red tape prevents many military families from accessing this vital food resource. Learn more and sign our petition to tell Congress hunger among our nation's military families is unacceptable! 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Click on the resource links below to stay informed and engaged. 

Find Your Representative 

Find Ways to Connect With Your State Representative

Countable - Find out how your representative voted, get clear concise summaries of bills, and take action.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

8 Myths About Hunger (via MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger)

Mapping the Meal Gap: Hunger in San Diego (via Feeding San Diego)

San Diego Hunger Coalition Research and Reports

Invite the San Diego Hunger Coalition to speak at your school or organization. 


OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Donate

Your tax-deductible donation to the Hunger Coalition goes directly to funding our critical programs that remove barriers to food access for people that are hungry in San Diego.

You may also send a check or money order to:
San Diego Hunger Coalition
4305 University Ave., Ste. 545
San Diego, CA  92105

Volunteer

We occasionally have volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities become available email info@sdhunger.org.

Please also consider volunteering for one of our partners:

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