Who Goes Hungry Video Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2014 

CONTACT: Elizabeth Bartolomeo, Fenton, 202-789-7753, ebartolomeo@fenton.com  

Jen Adach, FRAC, 202-986-2200 or 202-631-3206, jadach@frac.org  

Food advocate and Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio says 'no one should go hungry' in new video against SNAP cuts 

Washington, DC – Top Chef judge and Executive Director of "A Place at the Table," Tom Colicchio joins the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) to urge Congress to reject any cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). Visit whogoeshungry.org to watch a new video that calls attention to how millions of vulnerable Americans will be hungrier if Congress goes through with even more cuts to SNAP. 

 "The monthly cut per family may only amount to $26, but you can't truly comprehend the pain of losing $26 until you're in a situation where your refrigerator is empty at the end of the month," said Tom Colicchio. "The decision to cut SNAP comes down to a question of who should go hungry. And the answer is no one should go hungry." 

Watch the video and raise your voice at whogoeshungry.org. 

As Congress continues to negotiate the Farm Bill, the Who Goes Hungry campaign asks lawmakers to answer the question, "Who goes hungry?" if they include cuts to SNAP. The answer:  their most vulnerable constituents, including children, seniors, veterans and working families. 

The Who Goes Hungry campaign is a project of the Food Research and Action Center, the country's leading nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. Learn more about the campaign at www.whogoeshungry.org