Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama and the Farm Bill


"We've got rising food prices here in the United States. My top priority is making sure that people are able to get enough to eat." Senator Obama [Meet The Press, 5/4/08]

When he was a child, Barack Obama’s mother briefly received food stamps to put food on the table when she needed help. As a result, Barack Obama understands firsthand that federal nutrition and food assistance programs play a key role in minimizing the ill-effects of poverty and improving the diets of low-income working families, especially children. Barack Obama will strengthen and expand nutrition assistance programs and commit to ending childhood hunger by 2015.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden recognize that with rising food prices, existing benefits and programs are not enough to provide a healthy meal. Too many of our fellow citizens - over 35.5 million Americans, including 12.6 million children - face a constant struggle against hunger. For that reason, they supported provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill that improved the Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP)and strengthened other nutrition programs, such as increasing funding for emergency food assistance and improving the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in schools with significant numbers of low-income

Improving and expanding federal food assistance and nutrition programs will also be a key component on the title to read more about our SOON TO BE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FARM BILL PLAN!

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