Food pantry leaders advocate for Farm Bill 2023 in Washington
The Skyline Charitable Foundation and other hunger organizations push for Farm Bill that supports key anti-hunger policies programs, that make it possible for millions of New Yorkers to put food on the table for themselves and their families.
The Skyline Charitable Foundation joined City Harvest, United way of New York City, Food Bank For New York City and many partners from across the country, as well as seven other frontline food pantry and food relief leaders from NYC making our voices heard in Wsshington, DC, urging Congress to pass a robust Farm Bill that fortifies anti-hunger policies and programs.
The Farm Bill, officially known as the Agricultural Improvement Act, is a comprehensive piece of legislation in the United States that is typically passed by Congress every five years. It primarily governs various aspects of the country's agricultural and food policies, and covers a wide range of programs and regulations, including subsidies for farmers, nutrition assistance programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), crop insurance, conservation efforts, and research funding for agriculture. SNAP provides access to 9 meals for every meal that the charitable food system provides. It plays a crucial role in shaping the nation's agricultural and food-related policies, affecting not only farmers but also consumers, environmental conservation, and food security.
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