State and Local Charities Push Congress to Protect Hunger-Relief Programs in the Farm Bill


More than a thousand state and local hunger-relief charities lobby Congress with a letter to strengthen and protect hunger-relief programs in the farm bill negotiations.

The letter of appeal urges Congress to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from funding cuts and policy changes and to support the House funding level of $300 million for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).


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Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.

Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other

Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.

    Federal Programs Related to - Government & Public Administration

    Programs that are concerned with the effective functioning of government, including the administration of public agencies and the actions and decisions of public officials. Bankruptcy Programs; Election Regulation; Government Reform (+ Advocacy); Social Security Reform (+ Advocacy)

    Federal Programs Related to - Public Finance, Taxation &Monetary Policy

    Programs that are primarily engaged in financial administration, taxation and monetary policy. Campaign Finance, Federal Reserve; Monetary Policy; Taxation

    Federal Programs Related to - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

    Programs that provide information and services that endeavor to improve food resources and to ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the community are met.




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