May 02 2018 |
Author: Daniela |
As soon as May 7, the House is expected to vote on their version of their Farm Bill—House Resolution 2 – the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The House bill contains over $20 billion in cuts to SNAP benefits and eligibility over 10 years and threatens to take food off of the table for many of California’s most vulnerable populations including:
Further, every billion in SNAP benefits creates at least 10,000 jobs & $1.79 billion in economic activity with the House Farm Bill effectively threatening the very path to self-sufficiency that the current SNAP program provides.
Below, you’ll find a roundup of Farm Bill statements from anti-hunger organizations and partners across other sectors at http://betterfarmbill.org as well as media, factsheets and Farm Bill toolkits that you can use to help highlight the impact that these proposed cuts would have on low-income Californians.
Toolkits, Factsheets and other Resources:
- SNAP Congressional District Fact Sheets (California Association of Food Banks)
LTE Template (California Association of Food Banks)
- 2018 Farm Bill Fact Sheet – Categorical Eligibility (California Food Policy Advocates)
- California Statewide Anti-Hunger Sign-on Letter Opposing House Farm Bill
- 2018 Farm Bill Toolkit (Center for Law and Social Policy, CLASP)
- SNAP Map - California (Food Research and Action Center)
- SNAP California Fact Sheet – (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)