1. Action Alert
  2. Economic Justice

Protect Families Struggling with Hunger

By Amelia Kegan, September 11, 2018

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).

Tell Congress: Protect SNAP

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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.

You can make a difference. Urge your legislators to speak up for struggling families. Tell them to pass a final farm bill with SNAP provisions that mirror the bipartisan Senate bill.

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.