Feeding America Strongly Opposes House Cuts To Snap Program

Statement Attributable to Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America:

May 10, 2012

 “Feeding America is outraged by the House of Representatives vote today to drastically cut spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by nearly $36 billion.” 

“Cutting SNAP at a time when the need for food assistance has never been greater, and the charitable system is stretched to the breaking point, is simply wrong.”

“These cuts would be devastating for low-income families and for communities across the country.”

“This vote is a wrongful departure from Washington’s historic bipartisan commitment to protecting low-income safety net programs during deficit reduction efforts.”

About Feeding America

Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.




Ross Fraser
Feeding America

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