Groups lobby in Washington against hunger and poverty

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WASHINGTON – Susan Zimet of Greene County is among the 500 people in Washington, DC this week joining the international group “Bread for the World” in their fight against hunger and poverty.
Zimet is executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State.  She joined the large-scale effort to lobby federal lawmakers against program cuts that would hurt those in need.
“Such as SNAP, such as Medicaid, WIC and all these programs that make a difference in people’s lives and the cuts are all basically going to give the richest of the rich tax breaks,” she said.
Zimet said they are in DC to make sure the rich aren’t getting richer and the poor have something to eat and are taken care of.