The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) today sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking that they fully fund the USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in fiscal year 2024 to sustain current benefits amid increased participation. In particular, SFPA argues “the proposed WIC funding levels for fiscal year 2024 are insufficient and threaten to worsen nutrition outcomes, turn away eligible applicants and reduce available benefits. This funding reduction jeopardizes the health and well-being of thousands of mothers and young children who increasingly rely on WIC.”
The letter can be found 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.