Post Tagged with: "SNAP"

Statement on Farm Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $956 billion farm bill in a bipartisan vote. AFSA is very concerned that the final bill included more than $8 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. This cut will […]

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Fight Child Hunger!

Fight Child Hunger!

Affecting 16 million kids and their families each year, hunger is not only an issue of health, but that is extremely detrimental to a child’s education and emotional development. One in five American students come from food insecure families, meaning their household regularly lacks nutritious food. By the third grade, students from food-insecure homes have lower reading and math scores […]

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Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

While jobs remain scarce and middle-class families are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, some of Washington’s politicians are making cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a top priority while they continue to protect outrageous tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are proposing to cut $40 billion from […]

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