LAS VEGAS, NV - Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the Just One Project's community market to speak with volunteers and learn about the food distribution services and resources they provide for the Las Vegas community.
"During the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has become an even more critical issue in our state," said Senator Rosen. "Today, I visited Just One Project's community market to learn more about their incredible efforts to distribute food to community members in need. Through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act - both of which I helped to pass - we have been able to provide funding and support for Just One Project and similar food assistance programs. Together, we can combat food insecurity to ensure that no Nevadan goes hungry."
BACKGROUND: In March of 2020, Senator Rosen voted in support of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation that established grant funding for programs that help people meet basic needs.
In March, Senator Rosen voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law by President Biden that same month. The American Rescue Plan:
- Provided $12 billion for investing in food assistance programs;
- Extended SNAP benefits; and
- Continued the program to replace school meals children miss due to school closures