Advocate with Hunger-Free Pennsylvania and Feeding Pennsylvania for Increased Funding for State Nutrition Programs
State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)
Since 1983, SFPP has been Pennsylvania’s most important tools in the public-private fight against hunger. SFPP provides funding to all 67 counties to support the purchase and distribution of nutritious food and to provide enhanced access to surplus federal food commodities. The Food Bank supports the effort to obtain an appropriation of $24 million for SFPP in the 2020-2021 Pennsylvania State Budget.
Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS)
PASS helps charitable food providers secure a variety of surplus agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania, creating additional supply to feed those who are at risk of hunger and providing an alternative market for farmers. The Food Bank supports the effort to obtain an appropriation of $5 million for PASS in the 2021-2022 Pennsylvania State Budget.