Tell the USDA to Maintain SNAP Benefits for 750,000 People
Following the successful passage of the Farm Bill, in which a bipartisan group of legislators upheld current levels of SNAP benefits, the Trump Administration has filed a proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule which would time limit food benefits for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document sufficient weekly work hours. Currently, state governments can appeal for waivers to extend benefits in areas of high unemployment, but under the new rule, those currently eligible for waivers would lose SNAP eligibility after three months. This proposed rule would sidestep what Congress already agreed to and keep critical SNAP funding out of local communities. Anti-hunger advocates are asked to submit a public comment sharing their strong opposition to the proposed rule during the 60-day public comment period that ends on April 2, 2019. For more information and to submit public comment, please click here. The public comment period is open until April 2, 2019.