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Think the Farm Bill doesn’t affect you? Think again. Most people know the Farm Bill as covering agricultural laws and farmer subsidy payments. But it also covers a whole lot more, and impacts everyone who eats in this country—in other words, everyone.
FoodCorps worked with Congress to establish the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program in the 2014 Farm Bill and has been working since then to obtain funding for it. The program will provide much-needed funds for initiatives that deliver hands-on nutrition and food education, promote farm to school, and improve school food environments to help kids grow up healthy.
The proposed cuts have far-reaching impacts. Not only will millions of struggling Americans lose access to these vital nutrition benefits, hundreds of thousands of kids will also lose access to free school meals.