CWDA Joins Coalition Announcing Support for the Latest Version of the Farm Bill
CA Association of Food Banks, CA Food Policy Advocates, Western Center on Law & Poverty Joined CWDA in Support
The Farm Bill Conference Report that was published this week included a Nutrition Title that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh in California.
In particular, we applaud that the bi-partisan Report rejects the work requirement expansion proposed by the House Farm Bill and would have increased hunger for so many Americans. Anti-hunger advocates and partners across the county fought hard to prevent this short-sighted proposal from becoming law. We are grateful for the dedicated work by so many California leaders who are responsible for this outcome. We are thankful to live in a state where policymakers are taking proactive steps against hunger – from city halls and county boards of supervisors to the state legislature and in our Congressional and Senate Delegation.
We are also eager for a renewed conversation about hunger in 2019.