Farm Bill: Take action to protect SNAP
Farm Bill Agreement Keeps Food on Table for Millions of People Struggling Against Hunger
Where the Farm Bill currently stands:
The farm bill agreement announced Monday night is the right step forward for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program. It protects and strengthens SNAP and rejects the partisan House-passed bill’s proposals to take away food assistance from people in our community through cuts and harmful changes.
The agreement ensures that SNAP will continue to help feed children and their parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and working people with low pay and inconsistent hours who struggle to make ends meet.
This includes 1 in 7 people right here in New York.
SNAP has long had bipartisan support, and we commend House and Senate negotiators for continuing that tradition by working together, across party lines, to protect food assistance in the final farm bill agreement.
Thank you for all you have done to lift your voices to educate policymakers about how the proposed harmful changes to SNAP would impact real people – children, seniors, working families, veterans and people with disabilities, among others.
We will provide more detailed information on the agreement as it becomes available.