October 2, 2020

Bread for the World Welcomes Passage of Stopgap Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today welcomed passage of the stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11. The bill includes a provision that extends the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) for a full year and expands it to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories. President Trump signed the legislation into law early this morning. The following statement can be attributed to Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World:   

“Bread for the World is thankful Congress passed and the president signed the stopgap spending bill. The bill provides $8 billion in nutrition assistance for children and families who struggle with hunger and poverty due to COVID-19 and expands and extends the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT). P-EBT enables parents to buy groceries to cover the cost of school breakfasts and lunches their children miss because schools are closed. Since its implementation, P-EBT has kept millions of children out of hunger. We especially want to thank Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McConnell for including the measure in the bill.”

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