31 August, 2023
The Jones Center for Families Conference Center
922 E. Emma Avenue Springdale, AR 72764

How Federal Policy Made Hunger Worse for the Marshallese

Please join Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) and Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM) for an event to offer policy solutions to help address hunger in the Marshallese community.

Every Arkansan should have access to adequate and nutritious food. But all too often, our “safety net” programs leave out the ones who need it most. For example, people born in the Marshall Islands are left out of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP. This is a longstanding oversight in federal law that we could help address with legislation now under consideration by Congress.

Join us for this event in Springdale to learn how you can take action to help restore SNAP benefits to all Americans who were born in the Marshall Islands and other Pacific Islands that are part of a Compact of Free Association with the United States. AACF and ACOM will release our report, “How Federal Policy Made Hunger Worse,” and outline solutions.

This free event is open to the public and press. For more information, email Laura Kellams here.

Our thanks to our national partner in this work, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.