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The Senate has passed its version of the FY12 Agriculture Appropriations Bill which provides $176.788 million for CSFP as requested in the President’s budget. That amount will allow food banks across the country, including Food Bank of the Rockies, to maintain current caseload levels.
The bill will now go to the conference committee to work out the differences with the House passed version. The House bill only provides $138 million for CSFP. Any amount less than $176.788 million will result in caseload cuts from programs across the United States. Food Bank of the Rockies would be forced to cut our caseload by approximately 2,000 Colorado residents per month. That would be tragic for our neighbors in need and would mean those folks would need to find other means for receiving much needed food for their families.
The current continuing resolution runs out on November 18th. It is expected that a final spending bill will be completed by then. Please contact your Senators and Representatives today and ask them to support $176.788 million for CSFP as passed by the Senate.