Letter to Congress re: HR2: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill)

May 7, 2018


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In the U.S., all too often food insecurity and disability go together. Families that include people with disabilities are two to three times more likely to experience food insecurity than families that have no members with disabilities. Similarly, people experiencing food insecurity have increased likelihood of chronic illness and disability. AUCD joins the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to urge Congress to continue the longstanding bipartisan commitment to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by rejecting proposals to restrict eligibility, reduce benefits, cap or reduce funding, or make harmful structural changes to SNAP in the Farm Bill.