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Food Security and the Farm Bill: Hunger Relief Perspectives – July 28 Meeting Topic

The next virtual Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN) meeting is scheduled for July 28 (12-1:30 p.m.). This meeting’s topic will be Title IV of the Farm Bill, which supports federal nutrition programs.

The Farm Bill is the nation’s signature agricultural and food policy legislation and is renewed and revised every five years or so. For nearly a century, Congress has enacted this legislation to set policy and provide appropriations for a variety of areas – so what does it have to do with food security, and how can you make an impact? Panelists will share their experiences with the alphabet soup that is Title IV of the Farm Bill, discussing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), other federal nutrition programs, and how the final 2023 Farm Bill has the power to positively influence food security for all of us for well beyond five years.

Guest Speakers Include: 

  • Joree Novotny, executive director, Ohio Association of Foodbanks 
  • Jami Turley, business owner and advocate  
  • Kam McKenzie, manager of SNAP Outreach, Freestore Foodbank 
  • Jessica Semachko, director of Advocacy and Public Education, Greater Cleveland Food Bank 

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