The REAL Hunger Games – Tell Congress to Protect Nutrition Assistance!
This week the House is voting on $36 billion in cuts to nutrition assistance, or SNAP, which would kick 2 million people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), reduce benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income kids from school lunch.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has served as the nation's first line of defense against hunger, helping to ensure that the poorest and hungriest people in our nation can feed their families. The program helps put food on the table for nearly 45 million low-income participants each month—the majority of whom are children, elderly, disabled, or working poor.
- In 2010 alone it lifted more than 5 million Americans above the poverty line.
- Cuts to the program will also cost us economically. Every $1 in SNAP is estimated to create $1.73 to $1.79 in economic activity.
It is critical that we stand together against any efforts to undermine or cut nutrition assistance for struggling families.
Urge your members of Congress to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program today.