Take Action to Protect Federal Nutrition Programs

Read the Greater Chicago Food Depository's statement on the Senate's proposed Farm Bill.


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Protect Federal Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am so grateful to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry for producing the Agriculture Improvement Act, a bipartisan version of the Farm Bill that protects SNAP. As this bill nears a vote in the full Senate, I urge you to stand with the 42 million people struggling with hunger in the United States. It is vital to provide adequate resources for federal hunger relief programs.

While I applaud the commitment to protecting SNAP, I am concerned that the Agriculture Improvement Act does not include sufficient investments in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP supplies food banks across the country with high-quality, nutritious food.

I urge you to stand up for the most vulnerable members of our community by demanding a Farm Bill that protects full funding for essential programs like SNAP and TEFAP. Thank you for your attention to the important matter.

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