The House Agriculture Committee just released its Farm Bill proposal, which they plan to consider on April 18. The released version calls for deep cuts to the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) program. If it passes in its current form, it would cause serious harm to the majority of our clients.
We do not take side on political issues, but this one cuts close to home and will make like much more difficult for many of the people we help each week. Many of them are not only clients, but have become our friends as well.
If SNAP benefits are cut, pantries like us will never be able to cover the need. In fact, nationally SNAP provides 12 meals for every one provided by the charitable food system.
So regardless of your political affiliation, please consider Taking action and email your Representatives NOW! Tell our legislators we need them to VOTE NO on a Farm Bill that creates more barriers between federal food assistance and our most vulnerable neighbors.
Thank you for raising your voice in the fight against hunger and poverty.