Congressional leaders are in the midst of final negotiations on the farm bill (H.R.2) and the future of SNAP, the largest source of food assistance for millions of families struggling with hunger in our country. The biggest hurdle remains the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).
From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) 11/30/2018
Today I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. Each of us will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, and urging them to preserve SNAP, America’s most effective anti-hunger program. At stake is whether Congress will take food assistance away from people struggling to find work.
We are at a critical moment. Congressional leaders are in the midst of final negotiations on the farm bill and the future of SNAP. The consequences of these negotiations could be severe and long-lasting for SNAP and the 40 million Americans who rely on the program to prevent food insecurity.
Amid the gridlock and partisanship on Capitol Hill, with your help, we believe we can win this.
ACT NOW: Please use this link to send a letter to preserve SNAP to your Congressional representatives: Letter to preserve SNAP
With Hope, Bridget MoixClerk, General Committee