Friday June 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Co-sponsored with Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, and Feeding Wisconsin
Congress continues to work toward passing a 2018 Farm Bill, which could have a major impact on SNAP, our most important anti-hunger program. Last month, the House failed to pass its version, which would have taken food assistance away from over 75,000 Wisconsinites, but aims to try again in the next few weeks. The Senate is expected to release a less-damaging version very soon. What are the prospects for a Farm Bill that will ensure that children, seniors, working parents, veterans, people with disabilities and others get the food they need? What can you do to help? Attend this webinar and learn how you can join the chorus of voices speaking out on behalf people in your community who struggle to make ends meet.
Read more about the House Farm bill here
On May 16, the Wisconsin Council of Churches, together with the Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, and Feeding Wisconsin, held a webinar on the Farm Bill with background information about the House bill. If you missed it, you can watch and listen to a recording or download the slides.
The “Farm Bill” funds our most important tool for fighting hunger – SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But the version that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on soon would seriously weaken the program, increasing hunger and making it harder for families to get ahead. Please ask your member of Congress TODAY not to hurt children, adults struggling to find work, and others who depend on SNAP to protect them from hunger!