Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Help Protect SNAP in the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill, which is reauthorized every five years, is the single largest source of federal funding for federal hunger-relief programs. In addition to setting policy for programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) that put food on the table for Americans struggling with hunger, it covers a range of agriculture-related areas such as commodities, conservation, rural development, livestock, and energy.

Even as all SNAP benefits are being cut on Nov. 1, Congress is debating even bigger cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill.  Help us urge Congress to pass a strong Farm Bill that protects SNAP and strengthens programs that help Americans struggling with hunger put food on the table.

Good Shepherd Food Bank has signed on to this letter to Congress from Feeding America, and your organization can sign on, too. Help us protect the nation's safety net by sending a strong, collective message to Congress today.

Feeding America Sign-on Letter
GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.