Blunt Rochester Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Farm Bill Nutrition Programs

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Wilmington, March 29, 2018 | comments

WILMINGTON, DE – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), member of the House Committee on Agriculture, hosted a roundtable discussion at Henrietta Johnson Medical Center with state, nonprofit, and faith leaders. The discussion provided community stakeholders an opportunity to share the challenges they face in providing nutrition services and how changes to the upcoming Farm Bill may impact their ability to deliver those services. Below is a list of organizations that Congresswoman Blunt Rochester has consulted.

“From our urban centers to our rural communities, food insecurity and malnutrition touches the lives of far too many families. It negatively impacts our children’s ability to learn, our health care system, and our community safety, which is why we must continue supporting the good work of organizations that are on the frontline of this daily struggle,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “As the first Delawarean to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 120 years, one of my top priorities is ensuring that the First State has a seat at the table and that everyone in our community has a voice in the Farm Bill process. I value the input I receive from our community leaders and will take their challenges and recommendations back with me to Congress. I will continue to partner with state, nonprofit, and faith leaders, as well as our family farmers, in pushing for a fair Farm Bill that supports Delaware’s over 30,000 agriculture jobs, addresses our growing food security issues, and invests in our land-grant institutions and ground-breaking research.”

·         Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wilmington

·         Central Baptist Community Development Corporation

·         Delaware Department of Health & Social Services

·         First State Community Action

·         Food Bank of Delaware

·         Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

·         Kenny Family Foundation

·         Ministry of Caring

·         Westside Family Healthcare

·         Among others


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