The Farm Bill
Our nation's farmers pride themselves on producing the safest and highest-quality food in the world, and they also believe in helping neighbors facing hunger.
The Farm Bill is the single largest piece of federal legislation for food and farming. It impacts access to nutritious food for the millions of people in the US facing hunger. This legislation is renewed approximately every five years and can strengthen almost every federal nutrition program that helps ease the strain and stress of hunger in communities across our state.
Essential to the work that we do here at Feeding South Dakota are three programs that assist families and individuals facing hunger:
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Moves food from farms to food banks to people facing hunger.
- The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): Provides seniors with health foods each month.
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): The most effective anti-hunger program in the US.