- Action Alert
- Economic Justice
Protect Families Struggling with Hunger
The House and Senate are engaged in intense negotiations on a final farm bill (H.R. 2), the largest source of food assistance for millions of hungry families in our country. The biggest hurdle remains the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).
At issue is whether Congress will further penalize people who are struggling to keep steady work. The House version of the farm bill takes away food assistance when people need it most without actually helping people get back to work. The Senate version of the farm bill protects SNAP and does more to connect recipients with employment opportunities.
Today, the Census Bureau reported that despite the strong economy, nearly 40 million people are living in poverty in the U.S. It is clear that the economy is not working for everyone. Taking away food assistance from people who are struggling to find work is not right.