Senator D'Allesandro: A Solution to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program Problem

For Immediate Release

Molly Cowan

Senate Democratic Policy Director

 CONCORD – Sen. Lou D’Allesandro today announced an innovative approach to helping New Hampshire citizens who qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Sen. D’Allesandro today endorsed Councilor and County Commissioner Raymond Burton’s proposal for reopening all county farms to grow fruits and vegetables for distribution to New Hampshire citizens eligible for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

“Food, shelter, and clothing are basic human needs, and New Hampshire Legislators are charged with providing basic necessities to our constituents in this great state,” stated Sen. D’Allesandro, D-Manchester.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which works to improve the health of low-income, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age, recently learned that federal budget cuts means qualified seniors will go without.

“This solution would help citizens in New Hampshire who are in dire need of food, and would also remove dependence on a Federal program that is under attack,” concluded Sen. D’Allesandro.