Western Center has issued a joint statement on the Farm Bill Conference Report, in partnership with the California Association of Food Banks, California Food Policy Advocates, and the County Welfare Directors Association. Based on the report, we support the passage of the Farm Bill.
To read the full statement, and for contact information, click here. A highlight from the statement is below:
Yesterday, the Farm Bill Conference Report was published, including a Nutrition Title that
protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh in California. In
particular, we applaud that the bi-partisan Report rejects the work requirement expansion
proposed by the House Farm Bill and would have increased hunger for so many Americans.
Anti-hunger advocates and partners across the county fought hard to prevent this short-sighted
proposal from becoming law. We are grateful for the dedicated work by so many California
leaders who are responsible for this outcome.