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Farm Bill 2012

The Farm Bill 2012 contains the budget for programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women Infants and Children), CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program), these programs whether directly or indirectly affect the Food Bank RGV and how it provides food for the residents of the Rio Grande Valley, but they also affect the rest of the United States.  Low income working families, adults, children and Seniors all rely on some assistance in one way or another.  Currently, Congress is looking into reducing the funding for these programs in an attempt to balance the budget.

But because of the sluggish economy and the vast amount of people unemployed, these safety net programs must remain at current levels at the very least.  Programs like SNAP ebb and flow with the economy, once people are working again and are able to make ends meet on their own, they eventually get off SNAP.

Please, call or write your Congress Member today and let them know that budget cuts can't come at the sacrifice of the 44 million people on SNAP assistance.

Thank you!

U.S. Senate

John Cornyn

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510



Kay Bailey Hutchison

284 russell Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510


U.S. Representatives

District 15

Ruben Hinojosa

2864 W. Trenton, Edinburg, TX 78539



District 27

Blake Farenthold

1718 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78404



District 28

Henry Cuellar

2463 Rayburn House Office

Washington, D.C. 20510





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