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Food Fight for State Dollars

March 15th, 2010 by flanews

Lawmakers struggling to balance the state’s budget are threatening to cut funding for a program that feeds families in need. Farm Share is a food distributor that delivered fresh food to 667-thousand families last year. 70 percent of the people fed are disabled or over 65. Farm Share founder Patricia Robbins says the proposed cuts come at a time when the need is skyrocketing.

“Now is not the time to cut services to the poor, especially essential services like food. We can always do without something that is a non necessity but food and housing – we’re going to always need food and housing,” said Robbins.

The legislature originally cut Farm Share’s funding 100 percent. The Senate then allocated them 200-thousand dollars, which is just a third of the charitys normal state allocation. But there’s still no word on whether the House will approve even that amount of money for the program.

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