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Press Event Today: Condemning Plan to Cut $40B from Nutrition Programs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 

Chef Tom Colicchio, several members of Congress and other leading anti-hunger advocates will hold a press conference this afternoon blasting House Republicans for backing $40 billion in cuts to vital federal nutrition programs.

Chef Colicchio is a founding board member of Food Policy Action.

WHO:            

Chef Tom Colicchio, owner of Craft restaurants and FPA board member

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.)

Rev. David Beckman, president of Bread for the World and FPA board member

Ken Cook, president of Environmental Working Group and FPA board member

WHEN:          

4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 17

WHERE:        

House Triangle-Located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol's East Front.

RSVP ssciammacco@foodpolicyaction.org if you plan to attend.

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