A Strong Farm Bill: Thank you for your advocacy

Updated: Aug 29, 2019


Thank you to all of the anti-hunger advocates who fought for a 2018 Farm Bill that protects SNAP, strengthens TEFAP, and protects Americans facing hunger.

Over the last year, we have called on YOU—our partners and supporters – many times to advocate for a strong Farm Bill. We are so pleased to say the our collaborative efforts to learn, educate, and inform each other about the importance of this legislation has paid off.

In the 2018 Farm Bill that has now been passed, Congress recognized the difficult economic realities for families and voted to keep the existing work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) in place. In 87 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, there are more jobless workers than there are job opportunities. Furthermore, most of the individuals receiving SNAP who can work, do work—but need SNAP to offset low wages and high costs of living. SNAP is essential for low income working families in North Carolina.