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FAB Members oppose SNAP Cuts

Categories: Advocacy in Action,Food Pantry

On, November 26th, 2013, our own Food Action Board (FAB) members, Christopher Wallace and Tyrone Davies, spoke at the release of the annual hunger survey by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH).  Food Action Boards are political engagement groups that meet every two weeks for training on advocacy and hunger issues. The goal of the FABs is to bring the voices of people facing food insecurity back into the public policy dialogue around hunger.  The Xavier Mission FAB is run in conjunction with NYCCAH.

Christopher Wallace, 51, of Chelsea, said the $11 cut to his $200 per month SNAP benefits has hurt efforts to keep his grandson and wife fed… Tyrone Davies, 63, speaks with the authority of someone who has extensive experience of the city’s emergency food system. “We need a voice”, he said, “a voice that’s effective. There’s no voice for food stamp recipients…