Chef Advocacy Update: Boost SNAP

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A message from the James Beard Foundation:

Chefs,

We’re supporting our friends and allies at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Center for American Progress (CAP), and others in calling for a boost to SNAP benefits in the next COVID-19 relief package.

FRAC asks that the next relief bill contain: a boost to SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent; an increase in the minimum SNAP benefits (from $16 to $30); and a suspension of all SNAP administrative rules that would terminate or cut benefits.

Join the Tweetstorm this Wednesday, April 22, at 3:00 P.M. ET, and learn more about the national day of action around SNAP here.

Feel free to use the following sample text between 3:00 and 4:00 P.M. ET on April 22, or create your own. Just don’t forget to tag your members of Congress. You can find their social media information here.

Sample text: I’m calling on [member of Congress handle(s) here] to strengthen SNAP provisions in the next COVID-19 relief bill, which will help households put food on the table during this crisis and help to stimulate the economy #SNAPmatters #chefslead @fractweets

Sample graphic: Download a graphic to include here.

Thank you for continuing to lend your voice to this important effort, and an extra thank you to all those who were able to complete our recent survey on your experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program. We’ll share a deeper look at the top takeaways from your more than 1,800 responses soon, but in the mean time, take a look at our summary here.

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Best,
Ashley Kosiak and the James Beard Foundation Impact Programs team

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