Without This Bill, U.S. Consumers Might Miss A Few Meals

September 30 is a crucial date for a majority of Americans: it marks the expiration of the Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill better known as "The Farm Bill." 

In simple terms, The Farm Bill helps farmers supply food at reasonable prices to consumers and has funded the SNAP program for needy mothers and children. While almost 46,000 Americans receive an average of $133 in SNAP benefits per month, the Farm Bill—which is renewed every five yearshas a few changes that has caused some alarm with health advocates, politicians, and community activists. 

Mrs. Monica Brown Moss— a health advocate in Chicago—is pushing for more constituents to become knowledgeable about what is at stake.  As the wife of Trinity United Church of Christ pastor Otis Moss III, she works to engage the congregation and residents of the surrounding community in dialogues about important issues.

In a recent interview, Mrs. Moss shared with Empowering Voices host Rev. Joan Harrell some surprising information about how the new version of the Farm Bill will affect children. "We need to make sure that we are feeding people here on the South Side of Chicago," she said. "One out of every six children in the city of Chicago is 'food insecure' that means that they don't know where their next meal is coming from."

For more information, check out this report from CRI TV about the Farm Bill.

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