State Cuts Food Bank Funding as Need Soars

The Texas Department of Agriculture slashed food bank funding by 44%, despite record need related to the COVID-19 health crisis. The $1.9 million cut is to the Surplus Agricultural Product Grant, which helps food banks procure fresh produce from local growers. The cuts are aimed at satisfying a directive from the Governor to trim agency budgets by five percent. “It makes no sense,” said Celia…

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