The farm bill is the centerpiece federal legislation for food and farming. Through the 2023 Farm Bill, our nation has a viable pathway to help the nearly 34 million people facing hunger in the U.S. put food on the table. We’re joining Feeding America in asking people to advocate for a strong Farm Bill that centers the voices of people facing hunger.
The farm bill reauthorization process, which typically occurs every five years, provides an opportunity to improve and strengthen The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) and more. These nutrition programs work in tandem with food banks across the country to assist families and individuals facing hunger. As grocery prices rise and supply chain disruptions continue, lawmakers must come together to pass a bipartisan 2023 Farm Bill that supports food banks and the people they serve.