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.
The mission of Hunger Free Alabama is to prevent and eliminate hunger and malnutrition in Alabama by inclusively convening and coalescing a conglomerate of organizations and community perspectives as advocates for local, state, and federal policy.
- Prioritize building advocacy capacity, political capital, and community trust for the purpose of advancing hunger solutions in Alabama.
- Expand equitable access to food and nutritional resources for all Alabamians.
- Hunger-Free Alabama coalition members support extending issue-specific, street informed public policy to legislators and decision-makers.
- Support identifying and breaking down structural barriers that prevent so many families from accessing the nutritious food they need to live a healthy and productive life
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 the next Hunger Free Alabama meeting! The event is scheduled for September 8, 2022 at 10:30 am via Zoom. Email email@example.com for more information.
Extending gratitude to our hosts and facilitators, Alabama Arise, Alabama Food Bank Association our generous grantors!
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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