Farm Bill 2023:

Advocating to Strengthen our Safety Net

The farm bill is the centerpiece federal legislation for food and farming. It impacts access to nutritious food for the millions of people in the United States facing hunger. Title IV of the farm bill focuses on nutrition programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP provides eligible low-income individuals and families with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. TEFAP operates by partnering with food banks, local agencies, and organizations to distribute nutritious food to individuals and households facing food insecurity.

These programs play a crucial role in addressing hunger and ensuring that vulnerable populations have access to essential food resources. Congress reauthorizes the farm bill every five years to ensure continued funding and support for these nutrition programs. Golden Harvest Food Bank, as a part of the Feeding America network, encourages lawmakers to pass a strong Farm Bill to help support farmers and people facing hunger.

Tell Congress:

Pass a strong 2023 Farm Bill to help people facing hunger!


TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

TEFAP is a federal nutrition program that moves food from farms to food banks to individuals and families facing hunger.

Last year, Golden Harvest provided over 6 million meals to our 25-county service area with food provided by TEFAP.

Almost 50% of the meals distributed by Golden Harvest in 2022 were provided by TEFAP.

TEFAP Fast Facts

  • 96% of rural counties received healthy TEFAP food items distributed by a food bank within the Feeding America Network. 23 of the 25 counties Golden Harvest serves are rural.

  • TEFAP offers more than 120 nutritious foods, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, and whole-grain and enriched-grain products such as rice and pasta.

  • The Feeding America network is the largest TEFAP participant, with approximately 96% of Feeding America’s partner food banks receiving and distributing TEFAP in 2022.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

SNAP is the most effective hunger-relief program in the U.S., providing monthly grocery benefits to households with very low incomes.

For every 1 meal Golden Harvest provides, SNAP provides 9.

Last year, SNAP generated an estimated $833,278 in local economic impact.

In 2022, SNAP provided 169,621 meals to the 19 GA counties Golden Harvest represents.

SNAP Fast Facts

  • 2/3 of people who receive SNAP are kids, seniors, or people living with disabilities.

  • SNAP food benefits average about $6 a person a day.

  • SNAP bolsters local economies by increasing money spent for food at local retailers.

  • SNAP helps lift millions out of people out of poverty.

Contact your elected officials in support of a strong Farm Bill!

Georgia Legislators

Senator Raphael Warnock

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
100 Alabama Street SW, Suite 3R8
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (770) 694-7828
Fax: (770) 953-2678

Senator Jon Ossoff

271 17th Street NW 
Suite 1510
Atlanta, GA 30363
Phone: (470) 786-7800
Fax: (404) 949-0912

Congressman Mike Collins, District 10

100 Court Street
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: (770) 207-1776

Congressman Rick Allen, District 12

2743 Perimeter Parkway
Bldg. 200, Suite 105
Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: (706) 228-1980
Fax: (706) 228-1954

South Carolina Legislators

Senator Tim Scott

1901 Main Street
Suite 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 771-6112
Fax: (855) 802-9355

Senator Lindsey Graham

2142 Boyce Street, Suite 404
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 933-0112
Fax: (803) 933-0957

Congressman Joe Wilson, District 2

1930 University Parkway, Suite 1600
Aiken, SC  29801
Phone: (803) 642-6416
Fax: (803) 642-6418

Congressman Jeff Duncan, District 3

303 West Beltline Boulevard
Anderson, SC  29625
Phone: (864) 224-7401
Fax: (864) 225-7049

Congressman James Clyburn, District 6

1225 Lady Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-1100
Fax: (803) 799-9060

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