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Thursday evening, July 28,, the Senate passed a bipartisan farm bill that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and strengthens The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The bill passed with the support of all of our Kansas and Missouri Senators.
This is an opportunity to thank your Senators for their votes in support of those in need. You may call or email your message. If you call, please use Feeding America's toll-free line at 888.398.8702 and type in your zip code to be connected to your Senator's office. If you email, we suggest doing so through your Senator's website.
Here are messages to share with Kansas Senator and Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, who made a key motion on Thursday to table several harmful SNAP amendments. His leadership to create and pass a bipartisan farm bill that protects SNAP and TEFAP is greatly appreciated.
And thanks to all of our advocates for helping to protect food assistance for millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on the table. Our work is not yet done, but today we celebrate!
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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.