Cuts to SNAP would be devastating for Minnesotans
For over 600,000 people across Minnesota, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, plays a key role in helping families put food on the table. But the House-passed version of the Farm Bill includes cuts and harmful changes to SNAP.
These partisan efforts to undermine the program are misguided, and theyll only hurt the most vulnerable in our community. In fact, if implemented, many working families, children, seniors, and veterans could be left unable to buy groceries and face with the possibility of sliding further into poverty. Thats not the right plan for any community in Minnesota or anywhere else.
Thats why Im grateful that Congressman Peterson is working to defend SNAP against drastic cuts proposed in the Houses Farm Bill. I congratulate Congressman Peterson for standing up for Minnesota families.
Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Chair, Minnesota Partners to End Hunger
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