Proposed bill to help farmers and food banks

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WIS. (WLAX/WEUX) – A proposed bill is hoping to help Wisconsin farmers while also fighting food insecurity. Governor Evers along with other state officials are working to set aside 20-million dollars in grants.

These grants would be awarded to food banks and other nonprofits working to feed their communities. The groups would then use the grants to buy food from Wisconsin farmers.

“What we’re hoping will happen is it will be similar to the program that we had in 2020 which was where farmers were again connected to families by producing food that was then given to food banks at no charge. These were pre-packed boxes of fresh food.”

Nancy Renkes with Feed My People says while food insecurity has lessened since the height of the pandemic. The need is still higher than before the pandemic.

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