Farm Bill's Nutrition Proposal A Dramatically Improved Lifeline For Nation's Hungry, Says Bread for the World

Bread for the World
Wednesday, 24 October 2001

Rev. David Beckmann, president of the Christian, grassroots anti-hunger organization Bread for the World, praised the nutrition portion of Sen. Richard Lugar's (R-Ind.) recently introduced "Farm Bill." Among the provisions especially singled out by Bread for the World are: work-incentives that allow food stamp recipients to have a reliable vehicle and the expansion of food stamp eligibility for hard-working legal immigrants; providing food stamps as people transition from welfare to work and easing the restrictions on unemployed adults without children.

"Senator Lugar deserves enormous credit for crafting a watershed nutrition proposal that offers a dramatically improved lifeline for the 31 million Americans who experience hunger or are at risk of hunger. The Senator is right on the mark with his focus on reducing dependency on stop-gap emergency food assistance while strengthening the nutrition programs that encourage long-term solutions to ending hunger.

"His plan to strengthen and simplify food stamps will go a long way toward enabling the program to help those who struggle to feed their families. This is a courageous proposal that could do a world of good for hungry people in America."

For more information, or to contact Bread for the World, see their website at: www.bread.org

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