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 coronavirus relief package. The letter also supports other key nutrition provisions, including enhancing the value of WIC’s fruit and vegetable voucher, an increase in the benefit levels for SNAP households and extending and expanding the Pandemic-EBT Program. These programs are critical to helping alleviate some of the worst economic and public health impacts of the pandemic by ensuring Americans have the resources to feed themselves and their families.
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.