Faith communities are leaders in the pandemic response, organizing their congregations to contact elected officials, volunteer to help feed the community, make financial and in-kind donations. Our collective advocacy has secured important safety net measures to support those who are struggling.
These changes make an important difference for people in need, but the federal government must continue to provide resources to mitigate the financial impacts of this pandemic.
Congress is currently working on the fourth COVID-19 response package. We need to
contact members of Maine’s congressional delegation
and tell them that any COVID-19 economic recovery package must focus on the most vulnerable people and provide additional food assistance, funding for homelessness services, and rental assistance.
Our faith traditions compel us to feed those experiencing hunger and speak out for justice. Tell Congress to fight hunger and food insecurity by:
- boosting SNAP maximum benefits by 15%
- increasing the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30
- suspending all SNAP administrative rules that would terminate or weaken benefits