Sunday, June 15, 2008

Farm Bill Faces Facts

This week's final passage of the 2008 Farm Bill brought together legislators, community members and the South Texas Food Bank to acknowledge the tough times facing many South Texans.

The bill, which increases aid to Texas via proven programs like Food Stamps and TEXCap, was celebrated as an overdue investment in the health of low-income and working families.

"These progressive changes bring government back to the table to address the question of ending hunger" in Texas, noted South Texas Food Bank Director of Public Policy JC Dwyer.

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