Lujan Grisham Introduces Legislation To Provide Stable Funding For Food BanksNutrition Poverty & Family Economics
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced legislation to ensure stable and increased federal funding for emergency food banks that distribute food to communities throughout the state.
Lujan Grisham drew attention to the need for the funding last month at a food distribution site at Pajarito Mesa.
As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Lujan Grisham voted for the 2014 Farm Bill that dedicated money for food purchases, along with $100 million a year for food banks to distribute food to communities. But the distribution money is usually whittled down to about $50 million a year, forcing organizations like the Roadrunner Food Bank to look for other sources of money.
Rep. Lujan Grisham’s Food Bank Assistance Act of 2016 (H.R. 4967) would …