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Statements

CAFB Statement on Senate Farm Bill

CAFB Statement on House Farm Bill

Next Steps on the Farm Bill:

We are in a bit of a pause moment as we wait for the Farm Bill conference committee process to begin and now is a great time to reach out to your member(s) of Congress and invite them to your food bank, local agency or distribution site to educate them on the work you do and the vital importance of SNAP in your community while they are on August recess.

If you’re looking for some ways to take action during the August recess, consider some of the following actions:

Organize a site visit

 

Connect with local media and reporters to lift up the value of SNAP

Share client stories to highlight the importance of SNAP to your food bank and those struggling with hunger in your community.

 

The California Farm Bureau Federation has also indicated their interest in organizing a Farm to Food Bank tour with a member of Congress to highlight the value of the food system and the collaborations between food banks and farmers around the state. If you’re interested in organizing a Farm to Food Bank Tour with your local Farm Bureau, please let Rachel Tucker know. If you already have some events in the works, please let Rachel know any actions you’re planning and as always, don’t hesitate to contact her with any questions. 

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#SNAPWorks to keep America's kids from going hungry. 44% of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients are children. Americans deserve a strong nutritional safety net in the Farm Bill. RT if you want to #EndHunger in the #FarmBill18

#SNAPmatters to the over 11 million people with disabilities who depend on our safety net. In fact, they make up 26% of all people on the supplemental nutrition assistance program. RT if you believe that the #FarmBill2018 should take of those with disabilities. #EndHunger

#SNAPmatters for households with children, seniors, and the disabled who make up 88% of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. RT if you believe Americans deserve a #FarmBill18 that helps feed families.

Congressional District Fact Sheets

District 1 -- Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R)

 

District 28 -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D)

District 2 -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D)

 

District 29 -- Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D)

District 3 -- Rep. John Garamendi (D)

 

District 30 -- Rep. Brad Sherman (D)

District 4 -- Rep. Tom McClintock (R)

 

District 31 -- Rep. Pete Aguilar (D)

District 5 -- Rep. Mike Thompson (D)

 

District 32 -- Rep. Grace Napolitano (D)

District 6 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui (D)

 

District 33 -- Rep. Ted Lieu (D)

District 7 -- Rep. Ami Bera (D)

 

District 34 -- Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D)

District 8 -- Rep. Paul Cook (R)

 

District 35 -- Rep. Norma Torres (D)

District 9 -- Rep. Jerry McNerney (D)

 

District 36 -- Rep. Raul Ruiz (D)

District 10 -- Rep. Jeff Denham (R)

 

District 37 -- Rep. Karen Bass (D)

District 11 -- Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D)

 

District 38 -- Rep. Linda Sánchez (D)

District 12 -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D)

 

District 39 -- Rep. Ed Royce (R)

District 13 -- Rep. Barbara Lee (D)

 

District 40 -- Rep. Lucille Roybal- Allard (D)

District 14 -- Rep. Jackie Speier (D)

 

District 41 -- Rep. Mark Takano (D)

District 15 -- Rep. Eric Swalwell (D)

 

District 42 -- Rep. Ken Calvert (R)

District 16 -- Rep. Jim Costa (D)

 

District 43 -- Rep. Maxine Waters (D)

District 17 -- Rep. Ro Khanna (D)

 

District 44 -- Rep. Nanette Barragán (D)

District 18 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D)

 

District 45 -- Rep. Mimi Walters (R)

District 19 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D)

 

District 46 -- Rep. J. Louis Correa (D)

District 20 -- Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D)

 

District 47 -- Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D)

District 21 -- Rep. David Valadao (R)

 

District 48 -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R)

District 22 -- Rep. Devin Nunes (R)

 

District 49 -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R)

District 23 -- Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R)

 

District 50 -- Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R)

District 24 -- Rep. Salud Carbajal (D)

 

District 51 -- Rep. Juan Vargas (D)

District 25 -- Rep. Steve Knight (R)

 

District 52 -- Rep. Scott Peters (D)

District 26 -- Rep. Julia Brownley (D)

 

District 53 -- Rep. Susan Davis (D)

District 27 -- Rep. Judy Chu (D)

 

 

Other SNAP Resources

Model Statements and SNAP Support Letters

SNAP Support Letter for Local Elected Officials 

Digital Content

A good example of a blog post explaining the Farm Bill for a donor/volunteer audience. It uses bullets points effectively and provides the reader with action steps. 

Unpacking Policy: What is the Farm Bill? Patricia Griffin/James Beard Foundation blog

Farm Bill video

SNAP Data Sheets by County

Alameda

Butte

Contra Costa

Fresno

Humboldt

Imperial

Kings

Los Angeles

Marin

Merced

Monterey

Orange

Riverside

Sacramento

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San Joaquin

San Mateo

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

San Luis Obispo

Sonoma

Stanislaus

Tulare

Social Media Tools

Sample tweets (right click to save)

 

Voices of SNAP

A story bank of personal testimonials in support of SNAP. Feel free to use and share for advocacy!

 

Have a resource you'd like to see, or that you would like to share? Please contact Daniela Ogden, Director of Communications and Development.