Tell MA House to include an amendment in the 2020 budget to support ‘Spoonfuls
The Massachusetts House of Representatives will be debating the FY20 budget over the next few weeks. Representative Jose Tosado has filed an amendment on behalf of Lovin’ Spoonfuls for $125,000 to support our critical food rescue and distribution efforts in the Springfield area.
Support via the state appropriations process has been essential to our upcoming Springfield expansion and has helped catalyze a number of additional funders. Generating support again this year will help ensure consistent delivery of services as we move into the region.
Please contact your State Representative no later than Friday, April 19, to ask them to co-sponsor amendment #849 to provide funding for Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
You can find out who your Representative is by clicking here. Please either personalize the template below as an e-mail or call your rep’s office.
Thank you so much for your help in this effort! Stay tuned for further updates and ways to advocate on behalf of Lovin’ Spoonfuls – the next step will be making it through the Senate!
SAMPLE EMAIL TO YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE:
Dear Representative ________ ,
My name is _____________ and I am a constituent in _____________. I am writing in support of Lovin’ Spoonfuls and their initiative to expand services to the Springfield, MA area.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. They work to efficiently deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is the first organization of its kind in Massachusetts and the largest food rescue agency in New England. Established in 2010, Lovin’ Spoonfuls serves nearly 40 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts and works with more than 200 partners, and later this year they will expand to Hampden County. They are committed to increasing awareness on topics related to food waste and hunger, as well as equipping the community they serve with the knowledge that empowers them to feed themselves and their families.
I respectfully request that you co-sponsor Representative Tosado’s amendment #849 for $125,000 to provide funding for Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Thank you for your consideration and the work you do on our behalf.
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