What’s at stake for kids in the Farm Bill?
Our Washington state organization this week asks, “What’s at stake for kids in the Farm Bill?” The answer is that food stamps is paid for by this legislation, and around half of all food stamp recipients are children.
“Like most states, we have seen an increase in the number of people struggling to put food on the table. The Great Recession’s grip has many families choosing between food and other basic needs like rent, heat or medications. Yet SNAP is facing severe funding cuts and dangerous policy changes in Congress,” writes the Children’s Alliance.