We all can play a role in ensuring no one goes hungry during the coronavirus crisis — including our lawmakers, from governors to members of Congress.
Feeding America COVID-19 Policy Priorities
Increase the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit for all recipients by increasing the thrifty food plan by at least 15 percent for as long as the economy is weak to help promote economic stimulus and push against the economic downturn.
Increase the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30 to help individuals impacted by COVID-19, particularly seniors, for the duration of the economic downturn.
- Suspend implementation of all administrative rules that restrict access to SNAP benefits for millions of people in need.
Increase funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) food by $500 million and accompanying funding for storage and distribution.
Invest $543 million in the cold storage and transportation capacity of the nation’s charitable food system.