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08.04.20

SFPA advocates for the extension of USDA waiver authority for WIC in upcoming coronavirus relief legislation

On July 31, SFPA joined with the National WIC Association, 60 national organizations and more than 350 local service-provider agencies from all 50 states to urge Congress to extend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver authority for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) through September 30, 2021 in the next … Continued

07.31.20

SFPA Comments on DOL Proposal Regarding Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments

SFPA submitted a comment in response to the Department of Labor’s proposal to restrict the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investments in employer sponsored retirement plans. As businesses working to solve climate change through our own practices and by driving science-based U.S. policy action, we believe DOL’s proposal is short-sighted and out … Continued

07.02.20

SFPA Releases Packaging & Recycling Policy Priorities

The SFPA developed a set of Packaging and Recycling Policy Priorities that showcase our commitment to improving access to recycling, transforming waste management to a circular system and establishing consistent standards and enhancing measurement across the recycling ecosystem.

06.04.20

SFPA Commends Senators on their Leadership on Climate Legislation

The Growing Climate Solutions Act introduced by Senators Braun, Stabenow, Graham, and Whitehouse is an example of legislation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create value for the food supply chain.

05.28.20

SFPA Urges Congressional Leadership to Support Temporarily Boosting Resources through SNAP, WIC and School Meals

The SFPA sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging support for feeding assistance programs, which act not only as a first defense against food insecurity but also help stimulate local economies. 

05.12.20

SFPA Urges That Food and Agriculture Workers Receive Heightened Priority for COVID-19 Testing and Protective Measures

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), whose founding members include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, to urge that food and agriculture workers, as part of an essential industry, be heightened in priority for access to expedited testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and any other forthcoming treatments related to COVID-19.

04.01.20

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance Comments on School Meals Program

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) has submitted comments on USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s proposed rule: “Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.” 

03.30.20

Sustainable Food Policy Alliance Response to Coronavirus

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) thanks everyone in the food and agriculture supply chain – from our farmer and rancher partners, to our suppliers, to truckers, to grocery store employees, to our own employees – for their tireless efforts to keep store shelves full, food on tables and American families and their pets fed … Continued

03.11.20

SFPA Opposes Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

As business leaders dedicated to equal treatment, respect, and opportunity for all – as well as to improving the financial and investment climate across the country – we call for public leaders to abandon or oppose efforts to enact this type of discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness for all Americans.

02.05.20

SFPA Opposes Discriminatory Legislation in Tennessee; Urges Policymakers to Remain Committed to Equality, Innovation and Growth

Read the SFPA's letter to Tennessee legislators, urging them to not pursue any further legislation that would target or exclude LGBTQ people, which would do harm to Tennesseans and create unnecessary hurdles to economic competitiveness.