For the last four years, we have been working on the Harvest for Hope grant program at the State Capitol. This program would help food banks across the state increase the supply of fresh and healthy food for our friends and neighbors visiting food pantries.
As you may remember, the legislature adjourned last session before the proposal could be scheduled for a vote.
This year, the sponsors of Harvest for Hope - Representative Krug and Senator Petrowski - have been undeterred and tireless in their efforts to ensure that our state's agricultural surplus is shared with Wisconsin families at-risk of hunger.
We are so excited to report that both the Assembly (AB 577) and Senate (SB 487) bills have passed out of their respective committees and are headed to a full vote in each chamber! In fact, the Assembly is scheduled to take up the bill on February 20th!
If these bills pass both chambers, then Harvest for Hope will go onto the Governor for his signature, which would establish a new hunger fighting program in our state.
This is incredibly exciting.
As these bills head toward a vote in their respective chambers, we need your help to reach out to your state legislators to let them know that you support these proposals and that you want them to vote yes on AB 577 and SB 487!