Join WhyHunger and our allies across the country today in calling on Congress to “leave no one behind in our food system!” As Congress considers the next round of stimulus legislation, we need to make our voices heard to further bolster our food system.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious crisis for our food system – producers’ markets are suddenly shuttered, workers are falling sick without adequate health safety provisions, and eaters are unable to buy groceries. Farmers, ranchers, fisher folk, and workers throughout our food system are putting their lives in danger to continue putting food on our tables, but many are facing their worst financial crisis in 40 years and are going out of business in record numbers: local and regional food markets are estimated to lose more than $1.02 billion in sales from March to December due to the pandemic.
Please call Congress today and tell them to LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND IN OUR FOOD SYSTEM.
A full list of policy demands developed by Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, Farm Aid, HEAL Food Alliance, National family Farm Coalition (NFFC), Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and WhyHunger can be found here.
Below is a sample script.
Many thanks for making a call to support for our farmers, fisher folk and all food workers!