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