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Bacon emphasizes importance of farm bill as lines get longer at Omaha food banks

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Many people may not have paid much attention to a vote by federal lawmakers just a few days ago, which extended the 2018 farm bill.

But with the growing need for help with food in the Omaha metro, there are some who are keeping a close eye on and educating others about the importance of the multi-year legislation.

The line around San Andres Lutheran Church in South Omaha is evidence that plenty of people in the community are having a hard time getting enough to eat.

Pastor Omar Vila has operated the food pantry at San Andres for four years. He wants the community to know that continued help putting food on their table is warped up in politics.

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