March 3 Advocacy Update focused on hunger; two sessions remain.
The Christian Advocacy Committee welcomed Dr. Valerie Hawthorne, Director of Government Affairs for the North Texas Food Bank, to an Advocacy Update Zoom session on Wednesday, March 3. Hawthorne shared the following policy goals for this legislative session. NTFB will be sponsoring upcoming Advocacy Days to highlight each of these initiatives.
• Strengthen Texas Seniors’ ability to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by simplifying the application forms and through other proven best practices.
• Support, protect and increase funding for the Surplus Agriculture Product Grant Program in the Texas State Budget.
• Prevent decreases in Texas’s SNAP participation and enrollment due to strict work requirements.
• Protect Texans’ access to SNAP by supporting helpful legislation and opposing harmful legislation.
Learn more about these issues at https://ntfbvoice.weebly.com/state-policy-agenda.html. To receive updates from Wilshire on hunger policy, email Abbey Adcox (email@example.com).
Upcoming Advocacy Updates
Advocacy Updates hosted by the Christian Advocacy Committee continue the next two Wednesdays at noon. The 30- to 45-minute Zoom sessions are open to all, and each meeting will feature a guest from one of our advocacy partners. Email Abbey Adcox (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Zoom link.
March 10: Payday Lending with United Way of Greater Dallas
March 17: Healthcare and Medicaid Expansion, guest TBA