Action Deadline: April 2 - The war against people who need help getting food on the table never ends. We fought for a 2018 Farm Bill that didn't cut aid or impose harsh time limits for millions of SNAP/CalFresh (food stamp) recipients, and we won in a bipartisan victory! But now Trump's Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading Protest proposed rule limiting food aid
We've been writing for some time about the Farm Bill, an immense piece of legislation that - among many, many other things - covers SNAP/CalFresh (aka food stamps). Once again, we need you to contact your members of Congress to protect this crucial benefit that helps one in eight Americans put food on the table. … Continue reading Protect the Farm Bill in Conference
Seventeen Indivisibles from IEB and Indivisible San Francisco met with Sean Elsbernd, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, on September 27 at her San Francisco office. Our almost two-hour meeting was jam-packed with questions and “asks.” First on the agenda: a detailed back and forth on how the homeless count in San Francisco is conducted. It was … Continue reading 9/27/18 IEB & ISF Sen Feinstein office visit
By Christina Tarr and Andrea Lum Action deadline: September 24, 2018 A death knell rang on July 19 for hundreds of endangered animals and plants in the United States, as the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back two key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The proposal by the Interior and Commerce departments, which … Continue reading We Need to Save Wildlife. Again.
House Republicans drastically cut SNAP/CalFresh (AKA food stamps) from the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on June 21, and this week the action moves to the Senate, with an expected vote by Friday, June 29. SNAP helps put food on the table for people struggling to find work, low-income families with children, veterans, and seniors. Find … Continue reading Feed People – Save Food Stamps
IEB, through its Outreach to Organizations Team, has partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). September was Hunger Action Month, and ACCFB hosted an event on September 27 to educate the community about the farm bill, a key piece of broad legislation that funds critical anti-hunger programs, primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … Continue reading IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank