Hunger Free Alabama
A COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO END HUNGER IN ALABAMA
Over the last several years there has been an increase in negative and restrictive SNAP (food stamp) legislation introduced in the Alabama Legislature. If these bills had become law, they would have cut thousands off the SNAP program. Children, the elderly, and people working in low-wage jobs with unstable hours would have been particularly hurt.
Thankfully these bills have all been defeated, but, unfortunately, we have every reason to expect that similar bills will be introduced during the next legislative session. In preparation, we created a coalition of all interested organizations and individuals to advocate for SNAP benefits at the Alabama State Capitol.
Hunger Free Alabama includes faith based organizations, food banks, health care providers, and other concerned organizations to speak out against restrictive SNAP policies.
The goals of the coalition are to:
- Meet with new legislators to help with education on hunger in their own communities.
- Submit sign-on letters to both state and federal legislators in support of the SNAP Program.
- Quickly mobilize to testify at legislative hearings.
Learn more about nutrition programs like Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Women Infants & Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Pandemic-EBT.
Do you have a story to share? Tell us about your experiences related to nutrition programs such as WIC, CEP, P-EBT or SNAP.
There are many ways you can become and anti-hunger advocate. Head over to the Advocacy page and see the many ways you can help.
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Save the Date!
Please SAVE THE DATE for this momentous event! Statewide hunger advocates will participate in a two-part retreat to identify Hunger Free Alabama’s prospective issue priorities while gaining vital advocacy tools and proactive policy tactics. The HFA workgroup retreat, a two-part virtual event is scheduled to take place next month on September 9th & 10th.
Extending gratitude to our hosts and facilitators, Alabama Arise, Alabama Food Bank Association and Voices for Healthy Kids!
HFA Virtual Event
Food stamps helped take the pressure
off at least providing food for my children.
–Kenisha in Jasper, AL
My family and I are so thankful to get the extra help. We didn’t know if we were going to be able to eat each day. We don’t qualify for SNAP benefits but I have bills just like everyone else and still struggle on a daily basis. It would be so much help to get another month or two of the P-EBT.” –Parent, Arkansas
We need the extra $400
unemployment to survive.
–Brittany in Mobile, AL