Monday, May 20, the full Senate will take up the Farm Bill. Right now, the bill protects SNAP-Ed, but proposes $4.1 billion in cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps). These nutrition programs are under threat and need your support now.
Once the discussion begins today, we’ll see a host of amendments that try to strip even more funding from SNAP, and cut SNAP-Ed and other nutrition programs.
Please call your Senators today and tell them to oppose any cuts to SNAP and SNAP-Ed.(We’ve made it easy with phone numbers and suggested talking points.)
We can’t afford to sever some of the most important safety nets for our poorest families. Cutting nutrition programs won’t reduce poverty, stop children from going hungry or provide resources that improve diets.
By protecting SNAP-Ed, we support programs like a Pennsylvania SNAP-Ed School Nutrition initiative that reduced the obesity among 4th and 5th graders by 5%. We support Harvest of the Month in Michigan and California, which links farmers, schools and grocery stores and increases the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables.