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Fight Hunger by Opposing Cuts to SNAP

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Fight Hunger by Opposing Cuts to SNAP

Date Posted: 
05/23/2017

The President’s proposed budget would increase hunger, poverty, and ill health by cutting the SNAP program by an unprecedented 25%.   Currently SNAP benefits are 100% federally-funded, but this budget would shift up to 25% of the cost of benefits to states.   Because states could not absorb these costs, they would be forced to cut eligibility or benefits.

It is critical that Congress maintain SNAP’s structure as an entitlement, with no cost-shifting to states or cuts to benefits for needy families, seniors, and people with disabilities.  SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, and Congress should not take food from hungry people.

Check out the information below to learn more about why SNAP is a vital and effective program for fighting hunger.