I joined @RepShalala & @RepDMP in requesting @SecretarySonny immediately employ Sec. 32 to protect FL farmers & feed the hungry during the #COVID19 pandemic by purchasing fresh produce from local farms to use in federal nutrition prgrms. No child or family deserves to go hungry! https://t.co/0HnmqAdida
We need more flexibility for Florida farmers to provide federal nutrition programs with fresh fruit and vegetables.
This relief is critical to feeding families during this crisis.
@RepDMP and I sent a letter with our FL colleagues to @SecretarySonny and @USDA to do just that. https://t.co/qHprK1ZP1d
Republicans feel the new rule will help reduce wasteful spending and welfare fraud. It is clamed the 500,000 kids that will be impacted in the free lunch program will still qualify, they will just need to apply separately from the SNAP project. source
Oppose the revision because it is estimated to take 500,000 kids off free lunch programs in the 2020/2021 school year. source