House Agriculture Committee Holds Hearing on Household Food Distribution Programs

On March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a public hearing, “The Next Farm Bill: Nutrition Distribution Programs,” focusing on the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Describing the value of these programs were four witnesses, pictured left to right below:

  • Carrie Calvert, Director of Tax and Commodity Policy, Feeding America, Washington, D.C.
  • Frank Kubik, CSFP Director, Focus: HOPE, Detroit, Michigan
  • Jerry Tonubbee, Director – Food Distribution Program, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant, Oklahoma
  • Diane Kriviski, Deputy Administrator for Supplemental Nutrition and Safety Programs, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Alexandria, Virginia

Recording of the hearing
Written Testimony