Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Voice Your Support for SNAP

Spoonful of cerealFrom our friends at Wider Opportunities for Women.

The budget resolution passed by the House last month aims to restructure the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by turning it into a block grant. This transformation would prohibit additional funding for the program during the next budget cycle once funds are exhausted -- even if more people became eligible for the program and needed assistance. This action would hinder the effectiveness of SNAP and hurt Americans who depend on the program to meet their basic needs.

If you oppose the structural changes and budget cuts to SNAP, please sign this letter authored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO).

With your help, we hope to get thousands of national, state and local groups to sign on to this letter. So, please sign-on today and share with your networks.

Congressional leaders need to hear a strong message from groups around the country that Congress should protect SNAP from budget cuts and structural changes that would weaken its proven ability to help the most vulnerable in our country.

Click here to read and sign the letter.

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