To end hunger for good, we need strong public policy. We advocate for policies that protect individuals and families from hunger. Raise your voice and let your elected officials know that you support hunger relief programs.
Our Policy Priorities
The Food Depository mobilizes the public to help end hunger. At the federal, state, and local level, our policy priorities include:
- Maintaining and strengthening hunger relief programs
- Increasing the amount of healthy food that is available and affordable to all
- Ensuring that healthy meals are available in schools for children in need
Take Action to End Hunger
Get Counted in the 2020 Census
An accurate count in the 2020 Census is essential to preserving federal funding for nutrition programs and other resources. In past Census years, some neighborhoods and populations have been hard to count. This leaves important resources on the table for our communities. Learn more and get resources to promote Census participation.
Proposed Limits to SNAP Categorical Eligibility
On July 23, the White House announced its latest proposal to restrict access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This harmful proposal comes after Congress negotiated and passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that protects SNAP. Low-income families with children would lose access to critical nutrition programs under this rule. The Food Depository opposes this proposed change and urges the White House to rescind it. Learn more.
FAQs for Our Community Partners
The Public Charge rule change that is scheduled to go into effect on October 15, 2019 may impact many people we serve. Download our FAQs for more information.