As millions of families struggle just to get by, yet another proposal to make life even harder is circulating on Capitol Hill. Some members of Congress are considering harmful changes to Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps) that would actually take away food from people struggling to find work.
SNAP is the cornerstone of the fight against hunger in this country, supporting 42 million people, nearly half of them children. It should come as no surprise that kids who have enough to eat tend to be healthier and do better in school. Common sense and common decency say that stripping food off the table is a bad idea.
Our members of Congress need to say “no” to any proposal that winds up taking food away from people who are struggling.