State Legislative Policy Agenda

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our clients through access to safe, nutritious food and other vital necessities in an equitable and dignified manner.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry supports legislation and administrative policies which recognize the needs of the more than 700,000 food insecure Hoosiers Indiana’s food banks seek to serve, and increase the accessibility of nutritious food options to promote health, educational attainment, and workforce success for those in need.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry supports funding for Indiana’s food banks to enable them to meet heightened need and provide safe distribution of food across Indiana. Feeding Indiana’s Hungry asks for $2,000,000 in each year of the biennial budget.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry supports removing barriers to public assistance enrollment and administration to ensure that programs that assist food bank clients are provided to those eligible for the assistance in the most efficient and cost-effective ways. We oppose establishing any additional barriers to public assistance eligibility, access, or utilization.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry supports Hunger Free Campus legislation which incentivizes public colleges to addressing student hunger on campus.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry supports legislation for Indiana apply for the Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP), a SNAP demonstration project that seeks to increase SNAP participation among the elderly low-income population by streamlining the application and certification process.

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