Use Your VOice to Stand Up Against Hunger
Advocacy is a vital part of the Food Bank’s commitment to alleviating hunger in our community. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a voice for the 1 in 8 Nevadans who faces hunger every day. That voice is heard in city halls, county government, Carson City, and Washington, D.C.
There is strength in numbers. Our advocacy program relies on passionate people like you to help us achieve our mission and fight for the right of each of our neighbors to have access to the food they need. Make a lasting difference in the lives of your neighbors by joining us in advocating to protect and defend policies that work to close the hunger gap at the federal, state, and local levels.
As 2022 comes to an end, there are two must-pass bills before Congress: the fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation and the National Defense Authorization Act. These bills contain provisions that would help fund federal nutrition programs and address military hunger. FBNN is working with our Congressional delegation to help get these bills passed.
Advocacy Mission & Goals
We work tirelessly to reduce food insecurity by promoting policies to increase food security at all levels of government through partnerships with public officials and community advocates.
- Support, protect, and increase funding for essential hunger relief programs at all levels of government.
- Partner with Local, State and Federal Agencies to identify opportunities to decrease food insecurity.
- Build a coalition of public officials and community anti-hunger advocates.
2024 Advocacy Priorities
Take Action With Us
Ready to get involved? Sign up for the Advocacy in Action Newsletter to stay up-to-date with the Food Bank's advocacy work, including calls to action and other steps you can take to support our neighbors in need.
For more information on how you can get involved, contact Shane Piccinini, Government Relations.
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