I'm curious to know how your father is coping with the cuts--how is he faring?
Right now, there is this petition on change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-congress-restore-snap-food-stamps-funding-in-u-s-house-senate-farm-bills.
And organizations like AmpleHarvest.org can help funnel excess foods that anyone has in their gardens to their local food pantries.
But overall this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed sooner than later, with 47 million people going hungry/being food insecure. Nothing good happens on an empty stomach.