Advocacy Wins: Farm Bill / SNAP Funding

Summary

The Farm Bill has traditionally included funding for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps. During the reauthorization process, there was much debate over the bill and significant cuts to SNAP were proposed in both the Senate and House versions.

Why We Care

Because food security and child nutrition are among our top priorities as an organization.

Advocacy Campaign Results

Four-hundred-and-seventy-eight people took action by writing 1,210 letters to 36 elected officials.

Results

Our advocacy contributed to a less than ideal, yet acceptable compromise on SNAP funding in the reauthorized Farm Bill. While food assistance still saw cuts, the $8 billion reduction was a substantially better outcome than the $40 billion that had been originally proposed.