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Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
On December 20, 2018, the President signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill – into law. The St. Louis Area Foodbank applauds our leadership’s work in drafting and passing this bipartisan legislation and commends its dedication to protecting and strengthening vital anti-hunger programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The passage of this legislation marks an enormous victory for the anti-hunger movement.
Thank you to our community partners and supporters who joined us in advocating for a strong Farm Bill. Thanks to your efforts, thousands of working families, veterans, children and seniors in our region will continue to receive the support they need to live, work and play hunger-free!
To learn more about the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and what it means for the Foodbank, read our official statement.
Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill
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
House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill
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.