Stand Up for Families Struggling with Food Insecurity
Growing season is just around the corner and soon our coolers will be full of healthy, nutritious and locally-grown produce ready to go to families struggling with hunger. While the core of our work is food distribution, we’re also a voice for those same families we bring fresh produce. As advocates, we are urging Congress to oppose any cuts and changes to SNAP and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in the Farm Bill which helps so many low-income families in our region.
SNAP is a cornerstone federal program helping hardworking families during difficult times. Serving more than 43 million Americans, SNAP is the largest anti-hunger program in the United States and creates food security for children, seniors and families. CSFP provides seniors living below 130% of poverty with a box of nutritious food each month to supplement their food.
As part of our efforts, Second Harvest worked in partnership with the Lorain County Board of Commissioners on a resolution
urging our Congressional leaders to protect SNAP (formerly food stamps) from harmful cuts and changes. Read the resolution here!
SNAP helps families make ends meet by stretching their grocery budgets. Sometimes called "food stamps," those few SNAP dollars every week make all the difference in the world when it comes to putting nutritious meals on the table. Help protect this vital program – send a message to Congress today: http://bit.ly/StandUp4SNAP
Julie Chase-Morefield is the President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.