2018 Farm Bill Keeps Food on the Table for Thousands in Central and Northern New York

Thursday, December 13, 2018

SYRACUSE, NY – The nutrition provisions of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) passed by Congress earlier this week ensure that struggling individuals and families will continue to be able to count on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help put food on the table. The final agreement rejected the House Farm Bill’s cuts and other harmful changes to SNAP that would have caused thousands of households in central and northern New York to lose their benefits altogether or face reductions in benefits.

"The Farm Bill, which passed both the Senate and House this week, protects SNAP, the critical program that ensures thousands of people in central and northern New York who struggle against hunger can afford to put food in their refrigerators and on their tables," stated Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York.

"Food Bank of Central New York applauds the hard and committed work of key members from New York, on both sides of the aisle, who prioritized the needs of those at risk of hunger in our community, especially Congressman Katko and Senator Gillibrand, who worked closely with us to champion the program.”

For more information, please contact Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247 or at lhy@foodbankcny.org.

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