Our nation’s most successful anti-hunger tool, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is at risk. Members of the U.S. House and Senate are meeting to align their two bills through a conference committee. As Congress negotiates the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill, certain provisions in the House version of the bill are being promoted that would significantly impact low-income families that access SNAP. Specifically, we are aware that, among other provisions, the House legislation would cut by two-thirds the length of time that individuals can stay on the program while looking for work – from 90 days to 30 days. Such requirements exacerbate the many challenges already facing these individuals and families, such as lack of access to transportation and child care.
SNAP is a vital lifeline for many Ohioans. SNAP helps our neighbors – be they a senior living on a fixed income, a working mom earning $10 an hour, or a veteran struggling to get by – put food on the table. The changes proposed to SNAP increase red tape rather than help families get back on their feet.
BE HEARD. Write Congress below and ask them to protect SNAP in the Farm Bill.