Proposed Changes to SNAP in FY 19 Budget Proposal

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The Administration released its Fiscal Year 19 budget proposal, which aims to change how SNAP (FoodShare in Wisconsin works). Learn more about the proposal and how you can add your name to our petition asking the White House and Members of Congress to strengthen SNAP, not weaken it.

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Take Action on the Tax Reform Proposals

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The Senate starts debate this week on their version of a tax reform bill that was passed by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16th. This follows the passage of the House’s version of a tax reform package. Like the House version, the Senate proposal would cut individual and corporate tax rates, repeal most deductions, and according to Congressional Budget Office analysis, would add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. As Congress works to negotiate and pass a final tax reform bill that reconciles key differences between the Senate and House versions, there are a number of policy issues at play that Hunger Fighters and non-profit supporters should be concerned about.

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Senate and House Pass Budget Bills

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The Senate and the House have passed their versions of the Federal FY 18 Budget. So what happens next?

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Thank you, Walmart!

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A large part of our work fighting hunger, improving health and strengthening communities is our state FoodShare Outreach program. The program started in 2015 and was funded in large part by a 2-year grant from The Walmart Foundation, and we are thrilled to announce that The Walmart Foundation renewed their partnership with Feeding Wisconsin to continue providing this service to our friends and neighbors living in every corner of our state.

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Stories from the Field: Fighting Hunger and Improving Health

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As members of Congress continue to debate the future of healthcare, potential changes to the structure and funding of important healthcare programs like Medicaid and Medicare continue to concern us, as cuts would undoubtedly continue to put pressure on the household budgets of our friends and neighbors utilizing these programs for their healthcare. At the same time, Congress continues to mull over massive cuts to SNAP (FoodShare in Wisconsin). SNAP and health programs like Medicaid and Medicare work in concert with each other to ensure that all eligible families have the food and healthcare they need to work toward a better tomorrow. Our Outreach specialists help clients every day with these programs. Here are two stories from the field about how SNAP helps to improve health.

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