On the confirmation of Sonny Perdue, our new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Our team at Hunger Free Colorado welcomes the opportunity to work with Sonny Perdue, who recently was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and share with him Colorado’s perspective on the important role of nutrition programs, which ensure Americans of all ages, backgrounds and zip codes can access the food they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

As the new USDA Secretary, Perdue brings a needed perspective from rural America into the Administration. We hope that Perdue honors his confirmation hearing statement that food assistance and delivery can be improved for low-income families and be done “more efficiently and effectively than we have…[and] it’s certainly important to the children and families of America.”

The USDA oversees all federal nutrition programs as well as the drafting of the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes food stamps, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. Learn more about Sonny Perdue and his priorities for the USDA.

We are concerned about Purdue’s decision today to roll back some school nutrition standards. In light of this, we will continue to monitor any and all of such actions including our formal stance to oppose “H.R. 610 No Hungry Kids Act” that would repeal all nutrition standards for school meals.

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