Millions of Americans, including many frontline workers, need a boost to make ends meet in this time of great uncertainty and economic crisis. Congress can provide relief by investing in key programs that keep our communities strong.
An emergency increase in funding to 211 is needed to support operators and call centers connect people to the vital health and economic services they need. 211 is currently handling an average of 75,000 calls a day, more than double the normal amount of calls amid the pandemic.
The financial stability of millions of Americans is at stake. A temporary increase in SNAP will enable families, seniors, and the newly unemployed to continue put food on the table. In addition, increased funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and the child care sector will help families weather economic uncertainty.
E-mail Congress now to prioritize policy solutions that connect people to vital community services and increase access to food when they need it most.
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