The Delta Grassroots Caucus (DGC) is a broad coalition of grassroots leaders in the eight-state Delta region. DGC is also a founding partner of the Economic Equality Caucus,
which advocates for economic equality across the USA.

Please Urge Your US House and Senate Members to Reject Cuts to the SNAP Program

Posted on June 07, 2024 at 12:17 PM

Last month the House Agriculture Committee advanced a Farm Bill proposal that would, according to the Congressional Budget Office, cut $30 billion in SNAP funding.

The Delta Grassroots Caucus totally opposes this proposal, which would take away vital nutrition assistance from tens of millions of food insecure children, working people, veterans, people with disabilities, and older Americans.

Markets for farmers: The SNAP program also provides markets for our farmers who make the Greater Delta Region states some of the greatest agricultural producers in the world.

Constructive economic impact: Moreover, while it is primarily of course the largest hunger safety net, it does help the economy because for every dollar spent by SNAP it generates over $1.50 in economic activity.

We recently had a Zoom meeting with 40 nonprofit executives, local elected officials, community minded-business leaders, and universities and colleges in the Delta and there was a strong consensus in favor of preserving SNAP funding.‚Äč

The Senate version does not have these large cuts and is far superior to the House version.

Please contact your Senate and especially your House members and urge them to preserve SNAP funding. This is one of the fundamental programs for health and the economy in our region and nation.

Please reject any Farm Bill that cuts SNAP funding! Thank you. Lee Powell, Delta Caucus (202) 360-6347