Farm bill would increase hunger
We need to do something about what’s happening in Congress.
The House is poised to vote on the Farm Bill. The bill would cut SNAP, or food stamps, by $20.5 billion. That’s 8 billion meals that will be lost over the next 10 years. To put it in perspective, 8 billion meals is the equivalent of the entire Feeding America network of food banks shutting its doors for two and a half years. We can’t let the House pass this bill. Not on our watch.
Please call your congressman in in the U.S. House of Representatives and deliver this simple message: As your constituent, I am asking you to vote against the House farm bill due to the cuts to SNAP. With so many families still struggling to put food on the table, it is important to protect and strengthen programs like SNAP and TEFAP. I understand the need to reduce the deficit, but increasing hunger is not the way to do it.”
Brett Weisel, Director of Advocacy, Feeding America
RHS class of 1983 needs addresses
The Russell High School class of 1983 is planning a reunion for Aug. 30-31 and is looking for classmates. If you are a member of the class or know someone who is, please send name, address and phone number to email@example.com or telephone (859) 492-1083.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Missy Staton, Class of 1983, Russell High School