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.
HELP SUPPORT & PROTECT CALFRESH/SNAP!
All Americans deserve safe access to the nutrition they need to grow, thrive, and be successful. Now more than ever, we need your voice to support our neighbors, friends, and loved ones struggling with hunger. Call your representative in Congress and let them know how important protecting federal nutrition programs are people throughout San Diego County. It’s easy!
Step 1: Click here to find your representative.
Step 2: Dial their local office number to find the representative for your district. District office phone numbers are listed below.
Step 3: 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 any proposal that cuts key assistance for America’s struggling families, including SNAP. More than 500,000 people (1 in 6) in San Diego County are food insecure. A staggering 1 in 5 are children. Cuts to programs that help struggling individuals and families meet basic needs is not a responsible approach to addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges.
Darrell Issa (R)
Duncan Hunter (R)
Juan Vargas (D)
Scott Peters (D)
Susan Davis (D)
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.
MILITARY HUNGER PETITION
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!
Click on the resource links below to stay informed and engaged.
Countable - Find out how your representative voted, get clear concise summaries of bills, and take action.
8 Myths About Hunger (via MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger)
Mapping the Meal Gap: Hunger in San Diego (via Feeding San Diego)
Invite the San Diego Hunger Coalition to speak at your school or organization.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
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
We occasionally have volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities become available email email@example.com.
Please also consider volunteering for one of our partners: