Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Increased Funding for Food Program

Several days ago, the Senate approved Sen. Herb Kohl's proposal to increase funding for the "Food for Peace" program by $400 million. This funding was included in the FY09 Supplemental Appropriations bill. The senator met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last month to discuss the growing issues of food relief.
Source: Press Release