September 01, 2020

Congressman Neguse Visits Sister Carmen Food Bank and Boulder Schools Culinary Center, Highlight Need for Increased Food Security Resources

Neguse has been leading an effort nationally to expand the SNAP program by 15%, an effort that was included in the Heroes Act

Washington D.C.—On Tuesday September 1, Congressman Joe Neguse visited Sister Carmen Community Center Food Bank in Lafayette and the Boulder Schools Culinary Center in Boulder.

Congressman Joe Neguse in May introduced the Food for Families in Crisis Act, which would increase the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit by 15 percent and ensure economic stability for millions of vulnerable Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic and future economic downturns. Additionally, Congressman Neguse has introduced legislation to ensure SNAP benefits can be used for grocery delivery services and the purchase of durable household goods, such as cleaning products and diapers. 

“In a time of unprecedented economic hardship, rising unemployment and growing disparities, it is absolutely vital that we do everything we can to ensure families can put food on the table,” said Neguse. “I have introduced the Food for Families in Crisis Act, which was included in the Heroes Act and would expand SNAP by 15%. I’ve also proposed measures to ensure families can access grocery delivery services and durable household products using their benefits, to help keep our communities healthy and safe at this time. We cannot let American families go hungry at the hands of this pandemic. We must get this done, to ensure food security for Colorado families, for American families, and for vulnerable children across our communities.” 

Sister Carmen Food Bank is the only organization providing basic need services and resources to the most vulnerable residents in East Boulder County. Boulder Schools Culinary center provides food for multiple school food programs for Boulder Valley School District.