Good Food Policy Lobby Day - April 11, 2018

Join Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Farmers Union, Empower Missouri, the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, and members of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition on Wednesday, April 11 to promote bills that support a good food system and oppose bills that decrease availability of healthy food. Join us to support a food system that promotes the affordability and availability of nutritious and safe food for all Missourians!

Oppose Anti-SNAP Bills 

  • HB 1486 and SB 561 - Impose severe penalties on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for misuse of the program 

Support Improvements to Healthy Food Access

  • HB 1625 and SB 787 - Establish the Senior Farmers Market Program
  • HB 1883 - Establishes the Missouri WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
  • HB 1278 - Establishes tax credits for grocery stores in food deserts 

Oppose Threats to Food Safety and Transparency

  • HB 1614 - Prohibits political subdivisions from adopting or enforcing ordinances or regulations relating to seeds, fertilizers, or soil conditioners


Lobby Day Schedule:

9:30-10:30am: Arrival, breakfast (provided by MCE), lobby day training
10:30am-12:30pm: Morning lobbying 
12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm-2:30pm: Optional afternoon lobbying

 

RSVP for Food and Carpooling

Please RSVP so we can provide materials and breakfast for you and assist with carpools: https://goo.gl/forms/1peTQepQePOwO2NR2.

For questions, contact Melissa Vatterott, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314-727-0600, ext. 111. 

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