Action Item 2
One way to work in solidarity with the 50.2 million people that live in food-insecure homes is to support changes to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill, which comes up for renewal in Congress every 5-7 years, funds much of the production of food in America. Contact your local member of Congress with these asks for the Bill's next iteration:
1. Increase hunger relief programs. 2. Support new programs like Access to Local Foods and school garden programs that encourage public institutions to purchase local produce. 3. Expand innovative pilot programs like the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program that support healthy eating for low-income citizens.