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The U.S. House voted Friday (May 18) against the House Farm Bill (H.R.2) by a vote of 198-213. This is a major win for the anti-hunger community and Americans facing hunger. Thank you to everyone who advocated and mobilized to ensure Congress passes a Farm Bill that protects and strengthens federal food assistance programs.
The fight is far from over, however, as House Leadership will be considering their next steps on this bill. Stay tuned for next steps.
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Ensure the Next Farm Bill Reduces Hunger
Protect and strengthen SNAP and TEFAP; support Farm to Food Bank ag surplus food donation programs
Ensure the federal budget protects federal nutrition programs
FY2019 appropriations legislation should support strong funding for TEFAP
FY2019 appropriations legislation should provide increase beyond current $236 million in funding for CSFP
Strengthen the Nonprofit Community in Tax Policy
Protect and strengthen the charitable tax deduction
Protect and strengthen food donation tax incentives
Protect and Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs
Everyone occasionally experiences hunger pangs. But can you imagine how it feels to not know where your next meal will come from or whether there will be food for your children? SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger. Monthly SNAP benefits are provided to low-income families based on family size, income and assets.