The Food Bank maintains frequent communication with elected officials. Such contact is necessary due to the public sector’s involvement with such actions as federal and state appropriations to the US and Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and issues such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Summer Food Service Program.
As a nonprofit organization, the Food Bank is nonpartisan on specific items such as the endorsement of candidates for public office or contributing to a candidate’s campaign. However, the Food Bank upholds a collegial relationship with the region’s elected officials, stressing to them the need for enhanced collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sector to fight hunger in Northeast Tennessee.
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