Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Hunger advocacy groups are fighting back against a Republican proposal in Washington to cut $125 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “SNAP.”
For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. Not anymore.
The federal “SNAP” program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is getting less money because a temporary increase in funding, part of the 2009 stimulus plan, is expiring.
Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.
While many of us are giving thanks for an abundance of food and opportunity, we must remember those less fortunate. Informed citizens must encourage legislators to deal with poverty issues.