On June 13, 2018, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The St. Louis Area Foodbank applauds the Senate’s protection of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in this bill and commends its dedication to pursuing meaningful improvements to such vital anti-hunger programs. We also see an opportunity for this bill to become even more effective and are encouraging the Senate to offer greater investments to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), upon which we and other food banks across the country rely for high-quality, USDA foods.
To learn more about our support of the Senate bill, read our official statement.
April 27, 2018
The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill on April 18. This bill proposes significant changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)that threaten to diminish vulnerable families’ access to food. The St. Louis Area Foodbank stands with Feeding America and other anti-hunger advocates in opposition to this bill, and we encourage our members of Congress to do the same.
To learn more about our position, read our official statement.
Take action now by asking your representative to vote against the Agriculture Committee’s version of the Farm Bill here.
Share in our Mission
Food insecurity is a multi-faceted problem, which is why a hunger-free future requires multifaceted solutions for the problems our communities face. Advocacy is a powerful tool in the fight against hunger because good and thoughtful policy can address the systemic challenges and underlying issues that make and keep families hungry.
With the help of caring citizens and conscientious lawmakers, the St. Louis Area Foodbank lobbies for a brighter future by supporting nutrition programming, opposing legislation that threatens our neighbors’ access to food, and providing a platform for people to tell their stories and make their voices heard.
Monthly advocacy updates are available on our blog. Learn more about upcoming legislation, Foodbank initiatives, and the policy that impacts daily life for struggling families.
Keep the Conversation Going
Engage your community in the fight against hunger by shedding light on the reality of food insecurity in your own backyard. Talk to friends, family, and colleagues about the need for a solution to hunger. The more we recognize the problem and collaborate for solutions, the healthier our communities will be.
Make a Difference
Become a hunger advocate today by helping us influence the policy and priorities that ensure a hunger-free tomorrow! When you let your elected official know that hunger is a cause you care about, you help create positive change for all those who struggle to put food on the table.
Lend your voice, share your knowledge, make a difference.
To find out ways you can participate in Foodbank initiatives and join our team of anti-hunger advocates, contact Ashley Rube.