MECEP Op-Ed in PPH: Hungry Mainers need bipartisan Senate farm bill that supports SNAP

“Our senators, Susan Collins and Angus King, should support their colleagues’ bipartisan work and support [the Senate Farm Bill] when it is taken up by the Senate. They should oppose any floor amendments that would take food assistance away from struggling families who need help. SNAP helps fill the gap for workers with low wages and unsteady hours – people like so many Mainers served by our food pantry in Newcastle. A farm bill that supports SNAP would go a long way toward ensuring that those Mainers and others all over the country can get back on their feet.”

Click here to read the full op-ed, by former MECEP board chairman Steve Ward, in the Portland Press Herald.