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National Call-In Day - Thursday, Sept. 13
House and Senate lawmakers are currently meeting in conference committee to draft a new Farm Bill that merges the House and Senatre versions into one bill.
We need to ensure the new bill closely reflects the Senate version and protects SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and strengthens TEFAP (The Emergeny Food Assistance Program).
Please call your Congress Member or Senator and let them know your concerns.
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 lawmaker's office. If you email, we suggest doing so through your lawmaker's website.
Here are the key messages to share:
Food assistance programs like SNAP and TEFAP let all people participate in their local economies and make our communities stronger. I hope you will support a strong farm bill that invests in food assistance and provides a safety net for our local farmers and families.
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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.