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The current proposed Federal budget puts 42 million Americans at risk by reducing their access to food. The budget calls for diminishing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as the food stamp program) with one of the largest proposed cuts to the program ever. The cut is a proposed $193 billion cut nationally over ten years. Tens of millions of meals would be lost in Central Florida.
The SNAP program puts food into the hands of more than 42 million Americans; about 40% of people on SNAP are children, 25% are elderly, and the rest are largely made up of the working poor, veterans and a small portion of the unemployed. Cuts to SNAP would further hurt this already challenged population while straining the limited resources of food banks and charitable groups. Adding to the pain, states would be required to pay 25 percent of SNAP benefits under the president’s plan — for Florida, that’s $1.3 billion annually.
Hunger relief is about people on the left and the right coming together to help our neighbors in need. Advocates like you are vital right now. When you help protect critical government programs, you effectively help feed thousands of families, seniors, veterans and kids in Central Florida. Our neighbors who can't get enough to eat need your voice. Lives depend on it.
Bruce, 61 year old, looking for full time work, can only find temp jobs. SNAP recipient.
SNAP helps put food on the table for over 20 million kids a month. #thisissnap
In Florida, almost 60% of SNAP participants are families with children. #thisissnap #endhunger #feedhopenow
Proposed SNAP cuts result in at least 4.5 billion fewer meals each year. Fewer meals = more families facing #hunger