The USDA is one of our food banks’ most reliable sources of food. Please take action now and help us ensure essential food for Northland families, children and seniors facing hunger. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides billions of nutritious meals to our Feeding America food banks, from U.S. farmers. But under current policy, this support for our food bank and others is set to shrink drastically—up to 50 percent—in 2021. With so many families struggling to put food on their tables and Congress and the Administration’s inability to pass a stimulus relief bill including a boost in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), this enormous cut comes as lines at food banks are growing by the mile.
The good news is there’s a simple solution. Congress and the USDA can change the policy and prevent this cut in food provided to food banks, but we need them to act quickly.
And that’s where you come in. Tell Congress to prevent cuts in USDA food support now!
The USDA is one of our food banks’ most reliable sources of food. In fact, over the last year food from USDA accounted for nearly one-third of all distributions. Any cut in food support for our food bank could lead to bare shelves, empty fridges and possibly even turning away families in need.
Please take action now and help us ensure essential food for Northland families, children and seniors facing hunger.