Al Lawson’s Let’s Feed America Campaign
Historically, anti-hunger programs have been a partnership between the federal and state governments. The USDA has administered and funded programs such as SNAP, Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grants, the Emergency Food Assistance Program, the special supplemental nutrition program for Women Infants, and Children, and the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. These programs have addressed hunger and food insecurity with integrity, efficiency, and impact in a way that has reduced the poverty rate, encouraged work, equipped children for long-term success, fed the homeless, and supported working families, veterans and disabled Floridians—in the neediest of times.
My Let’s Feed America Campaign will ensure that Florida and other states are equipped to administer anti-hunger programs, equitably train, employ, and assist neglected populations, manage pilot programs that improve hunger and food insecurity rates, and achieve the stated objectives of food assistance programs in conjunction with the resources and expertise of federal, state, and local actors. The hard work I have put in with the State of Florida is noted below:
- U.S. Rep. Al Lawson urges new food-aid policies to help Irma recovery – Florida Times Union
- Hurricanes Harvey, Irma highlight importance of food assistance during disaster – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, Jr.
- Representative Lawson leads letter with Florida Congressional Democrats to oppose efforts to cut SNAP Benefits
- Representative Lawson presses State of Florida, along with Florida Congressional Delegation on Trump budget and food assistance
- Rep. Lawson is an original cosponsor for the SNAP Work Opportunities Act of 2017.