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Did you know that more than half of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are children and the elderly? And, for the remaining working-age individuals, many of which are employed, the majority of SNAP households do not receive cash welfare benefits to buy groceries.
SNAP helps our neighbors – be they a senior living on a fixed income, a working mom earning $10 an hour, or a vet barely getting by – put food on the table. Without SNAP, families who are already struggling may have to decide between putting gas in their car to get to work or feeding their kids a healthy meal.
And, now our nation’s most successful anti-hunger program is at risk. If the House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill (H.R. 2) ends or cuts SNAP benefits a substantial number of low-income Americans, including veterans, would have an increase in food insecurities and hardship.
Urge your elected officials to protect SNAP in the Farm Bill. It takes only a minute. Simply click the link below to let your voice be heard. United Way will submit your letter on your behalf to your local official office.