Harper Joins Legislator Delegation to Farm Aid Festival

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, was one of a group of legislators from five states to gather at Farm Aid 2023, an annual music and food festival which was held last weekend. Also in attendance were more than 200 farmers, fishermen and...

Harper Law Steps Up State’s Response to SNAP Theft

CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, is promoting a stepped-up response to the pervasive and growing issue of SNAP theft by passing a new law which will require the state agency in charge of the SNAP program to collect data on SNAP theft and to create...

Harper’s ‘Farm to Food Bank’ Act Becomes Law

CHICAGO – Food banks in Illinois will have improved access to fresh fruits and vegetables under a new law introduced by state Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago. “Access to healthy food has been a consistent problem in too many historically disinvested communities for...