WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 – Today, 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 Congressional leadership, urging support for feeding assistance programs, such as temporarily increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the next coronavirus relief legislation, along with other measures that would boost nutrition-related resources available through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and school meals programs. These federal nutrition programs act not only as a first defense against food insecurity but also help stimulate local economies.
Read the full letter here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.