Friday, August 23, 2013

Barbie Izquierdo to Participate in Feeding America's Virtual Town Hall on September 17

Barbie Izquierdo at Bread for the World's National Gathering
Remember Barbie Izquierdo, the single mother from Philadelphia who is among the people featured in A Place at the Table?  If you weren't able to chat with Barbie at Bread for the World's National Gathering in June, you have another opportunity chance to interact with her on Tuesday, September 17, during a virtual town hall sponsored by Feeding America.  The online event will also feature Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America. 

Here is what Feeding America says about its upcoming virtual town hall.

This will be a moving conversation. Barbie, has experienced first-hand the struggle of putting food on the table for her family. Now she's active in efforts to protect SNAP and other programs that provide a lifeline for hungry families.

Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken will also be in the middle of taking the SNAP challenge — a week long challenge where participants live on $4.50 a day — and will share his experience and thoughts on what we need to do to end hunger in America.

$4.50 a day. Some people spend that on a cup of coffee every morning. But, for millions of Americans, the $4.50 they receive through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could be the difference between a hot meal or going to bed with an empty stomach. 

The online town hall is one of many activities sponsored by Feeding America during Hunger Action Month to highlight the stories of real Americans who have faced hunger and relied on important programs like SNAP (food stamps) to feed their families.

To participate in the virtual town hall on Tuesday, September 17, at noon eastern time (10:00 a.m., mountain time), all you have to do is click on this link to sign up online. 

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