UFCW International President Marc Perrone released a statement on April 18 in response to the Farm Bill, which was passed out of the House Agriculture Committee and limits access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps).
Perrone’s statement reads as follows:
“This Farm Bill is bad for America and hard-working families. It needlessly denies large numbers of people access to affordable food and should be opposed by any elected leader who truly cares about making our country a better place to live.
“A majority of adults on SNAP already work hard every day. Creating stricter work requirements is simply cover for installing cuts that will seriously harm hard-working families and the places they live.
“From the food processing plant, to the distribution center, to the checkout lane at the grocery store, SNAP consistently creates sustainable jobs in every community. The changes proposed to it in this bill directly threaten our economy and good jobs across America.
“We urge members of Congress to do what is right and vote against any Farm Bill that would make it harder for Americans to work and feed themselves and their families.”